Spill Simmer Falter Wither – Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award


‘A stunning and wonderful achievement’ Joseph O’Connor


‘Unbearably poignant and beautifully told’ Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing


‘Extraordinary… heartbreaking’ Independent on Sunday


‘It’s hard to imagine a more exciting debut novel being published this year’ Irish Times

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a different kind of love story. A misfit man finds a misfit dog; spanning the four seasons echoed in the title, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they’d established and take to the road. Spill Simmer has been longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award –  read an extract here.

Spill Simmer Falter Wither is out now in paperback. Order your copy here.

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