First Novel

First Novel


Paul Kinder, a novelist with one forgotten book to his name, teaches creative writing in a university in the north-west of England.

Either he's researching his second, breakthrough novel, or he's killing time having sex in cars.

Either eternal life exists, or it doesn't.

Either you'll laugh, or you'll cry.

Or maybe both.


  • Ingeniously twisted… expertly draws us into the unpredictable labyrinth of the protagonist’s mind, and is seldom less than grimly compelling… Exerts a pleasingly icy grip
    Trevor Lewis, Sunday Times

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Nicholas Royle

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