WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 ‘Remarkable' - Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn 'Like Finnegans Wake, only readable' - The Times In A Shock, a clutch of more or less loosely connected characters appear, disappear and reappear. They are all of them on the fringes of London life, often clinging on – to sanity, solvency or a story – by their fingertips. With this deftly conjured high-wire act, Ridgway achieves a fine balance between drama and fidelity to his characters. The result is pin-sharp and breathtaking. Book of the Year Selection in the Guardian, New York Times, Spectator, Hot Press and The White Review Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize