Amy Arnold

Slip of a Fish

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 hold.

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

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  • Winner of the 2018 Northern Book Prize
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Print status: Upcoming
Author: Amy Arnold
Original language: English
Format: B-format paperback
Publication date (UK): 1 November 2018
Publication date (US): 4 June 2019
ISBN: 9781911508526
Ebook ISBN: 9781911508533
Availability: World
Number of pages: 256

Reviews


Northern Book Prize Judges' Praise

‘A fearless test of empathy, a tender sounding of a mind long since overgrown, and a disturbingly sensual work with a prose that skitters, sinks, hooks, pulls, resists, and flips high in gorgeous blinding flashes, Slip of a Fish heralds the arrival of a stunning new voice in English fiction.’