- Drowning of Arthur Braxton
The Drowning of Arthur Braxton
“Magical, weird, wonderful, dark unique Northern brilliance.” Matt Haig (The Radleys, The Humans)
Arthur Braxton runs away from school. He hides out in an abandoned building, an Edwardian public baths. He finds a naked woman swimming in the pool. From this point on, nothing will ever be the same. The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is an unflinching account of the pain and trauma of adolescence, of how first love can transform the most unhappy of lives into something miraculous.
- 99 Reasons Why
99 Reasons Why
“A new digital novel will overturn centuries of literary tradition by allowing readers to choose how they would like a story to end.” The Telegraph.
Kate isn’t like 22 year olds. She’s got a job to do for her Uncle Phil. Each day, she spies on The Kevin Keegan Day Nursery across the road from her bedroom window, writing down all of the comings and goings in her notebooks. That’s how she spots her little girl in the pink coat. She likes her, and it isn’t long before Kate asks her mam to get her for her. Plans are made.
The weirdest stories you will ever read.
A bizarre collection of short stories, each featuring a character with an unusual superpower. Meet The Photocopier, a woman who can reproduce herself at will and who attempts to teach her daughter to do the same. Or the zombie hairdresser who is able to reanimate every time she dies. And the man who can break his way into his lover’s dream.
- Like Bees To Honey
Like Bees To Honey
“Haunting, heartfelt and beautiful.” Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand.
Nina, her son Christopher in tow, flies to Malta for one last visit with her aging parents.
Her previous attempt to see them ended in tears. Disowned for falling pregnant while at university in England, she was not allowed into the house.
- Black Boxes
“Mesmerising prose pins us to the page throughout this compelling story. Black Boxes confirms Caroline Smailes’ growing reputation as a unique and important writer.” Orna Ross, author of A Dance in Time.
Meet Ana Lewis. She is 37 years old and lives with her two children, Pip and Davie. She has just taken an overdose of pills. By the end of this book Ana will be dead.
- In Search Of Adam
In Search Of Adam
Left abandoned by the suicide of her mother and betrayed by her closest family, six-year-old Jude Williams’ childhood is fractured by the horror and experience of sexual abuse. Trapped within the limitations of her language and understanding, and unwitting party to a shocking family secret, Jude becomes the consequence of her mother’s tragedy. As she moves through the 1980s, Jude’s life is buffeted by choice and destiny and she collects experiences that layer her personal tragedy and plunge her into the darkest of worlds.