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Faber & Faber, Jan 1, 2007 - First loves - 200 pages
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'We got a McDonald's the night my mam got lung cancer.'

As a distraction from sleazy male admirers, spiteful classmates and her mother's cancer, Eve's eyes are opened to a multicolour life of one night stands, drug fuelled discos and endless varieties of cheap plonk. She barely has time to notice Adam. Adam, however, notices Eve. Whilst contending with sexual frustration, a violent father and increasingly compulsive behaviour, is he too busy reading Razzle in his bedroom to make his move?

Narrated alternately by Adam and Eve, alongside a cast of teenage delinquents, perverts and butterflies, Apples is an exploration of the difficulties of growing up, the complications of friendship, and the consequences of getting 'fucked as quick as you can'.

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User Review  - Ryan Williams - Goodreads

Granta publishes a list of the 20 best young British novelists. If they ever publish a list of the worst, I dearly wish to see Milward top it. This is a pissing awful book. Read full review

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Apples is a tragic, troubling and weird read — but not a bad one either. Read full review here Read full review


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Richard Milward was born in Middlesbrough in 1984, where he now lives and works. His debut, Apples, was published in 2007, and his second novel,Ten Storey Love Song, in 2009, both to huge critical acclaim. He graduated from Byam Shaw at Central St Martins in 2008 with a Fine Art degree, and is currently working on his next novel.

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