First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

Staff Pick

With spare prose and detached narration, Riley's fifth novel--reissued here by NYRB--tells the story of Neve, a writer in her mid-thirties whose relationships with parents and husband are toxic to the point of threatening to stick to the reader like grime. In tracing the battles we engage in with ourselves and other people, Riley has unleashed excruciating--yet beautiful--language to craft an utterly honest and terrifying narrative of human relationships.

 

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781681376905
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Published: New York Review Books - September 13th, 2022