Slip of a Fish

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Pub Date: 07/02/2019

Pages: 228

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: And Other Stories

Imprint: And Other Stories

ISBN 13: 9781911508526

ISBN 10: 1911508520

Price: / $22.95 CAN$15.95

Category: FICTION / Family Life

Slip of a Fish

By Amy Arnold

Price: $15.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Ash collects words, climbs trees and swims in a deserted lake with her beloved seven-year-old, Charlie. Bemused by everyday life, she has a rich and singular interior world. Over the course of a relentlessly hot summer, Charlie begins to pull away, and in a desperate attempt to reconnect with her daughter Ash does something unforgivable. As the gulf between them grows, Ash’s life begins to slip out of her grasp.

Winner of the 2018 Northern Book Prize, Slip of a Fish is a joyously artful and quietly devastating portrait of motherhood, loss and love, in all its kaleidoscopic complexity.

About the Book

A single act unravels a mother-daughter relationship in this uncompromising debut. Winner of the 2018 Northern Book Prize.

Author

Amy Arnold was born in Oxford in 1974. She studied Neuropsychology at Birmingham University and has worked in a variety of jobs from packing swede to teaching and lecturing. She lives in Cumbria, and in 2018 was awarded the inaugural Northern Book Prize for her debut novel, Slip of a Fish

Awards

Northern Book Prize