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Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize
Justine is a painting, a doppelgänger and a woman of beguiling beauty. Set in contemporary London, Justine is a story of a man’s obsession with a woman – or is it two women? For Justine has a twin sister Juliette, and as the story unfolds, the opium-dazed narrator becomes increasingly unsure as to the identity of the woman he desires.
‘A lot of flagellation and a matching literary-exquisite style’ —Fay Weldon
‘A lush, erotic teasing mystery’ —The Bookseller
‘Angela Carter crossed with the Scottish diffidence of Muriel Spark and Emma Tennant … a faultless performance of a first novel’ —The Scotsman
‘Beautifully spare, very visual writing … with its own sly, soft sympathetic elegance’ —The Observer
‘And enthuse we must. This is an extraordinarily accomplished book, sharp, focused, highly intelligent’ —The Glasgow Herald
‘So skilfully crafted, its atmosphere so ominous, its end so chilling’ —The Daily Telegraph
SynopsisIn an idyllic village in south-west France, a web of lives interconnect, ready to unravel at the first touch. Alex is running from a teenage love-affair that went badly wrong...
SynopsisCan the EDL offer hope? Jack is joining upJon Gale was winner of Writing on the Wall’s ‘Pulp Idol competition’ in 2012.Jack Garrity is a disaffected, frustrated and damaged eighteen...
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Synopsis 1985, Edinburgh. Thatcher’s policies are biting deep – fat cats and street-kids, lovers, losers and the rest struggle to survive. Hume sets up a business catering for the rich...