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Cold Fish Soup

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Cold Fish Soup is a memoir in essays about life and death in a crumbling, forgotten Yorkshire seaside town, and how people can find sanctuary and curious tales in the most unexpected places.

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WINNER OF THE 2021 NORTHBOUND BOOK AWARD

‘Adam Farrer is a bold new voice in nonfiction writing. His keen observations are as gentle as they are wry, as attentive to the bleak truths of loss and deprivation as they are to the eccentric humour of humans being entirely themselves … Witty, charming, moving and real.’ Jenn Ashworth

Before Adam Farrer’s family relocated to Withernsea in 1992, he’d never heard of the Holderness coast. The move represented one thing to Adam: a chance to leave the insecurities of early adolescence behind. And he could do that anywhere. What he didn’t know was how much he’d grow to love the quirks and people of this faded Yorkshire resort, in spite of its dilapidated attractions and retreating clifftops.

While Adam documents the minutiae of small-town life, he lays bare experiences that are universal. His insights on family, friendship, male mental health and suicide are revealed in stories of reinvention, rapacious seagulls, interdimensional werewolves, burlesque dancing pensioners, and his compulsion towards the sea.

Cold Fish Soup is an affectionate look at a place and its inhabitants, and the ways in which they can shape and influence someone, especially of an impressionable age. Adam’s account explores what it means to love and be shaped by a place that is under threat, and the hope – and hilarity – that can be found in community.

Additional information

Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

244

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.839092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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