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The String Games

978-1-9996195-1-0

Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Fiction Cover category. 2019 International Book Awards

When four-year-old Josh is abducted and murdered during a family holiday in France, Nim, aged ten, becomes an only child. To cope with the tragedy, Nim reinvents herself but continues to carry a burden of unresolved grief. As an adult, she returns to France determined to find out more about the circumstances of Josh’s death. How will she deal with this new information and what are the implications for her future?

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Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Fiction Cover category. 2019 International Book Awards

When four-year-old Josh is abducted and murdered during a family holiday in France, Nim, aged ten, becomes an only child. To cope with the tragedy, Nim reinvents herself but continues to carry a burden of unresolved grief. As an adult, she returns to France determined to find out more about the circumstances of Josh’s death. How will she deal with this new information and what are the implications for her future?

Weight 322 g
Dimensions 13.0 × 2.2 × 19.8 cm

The Author

Settled in Dorset since 2006, Gail Aldwin has lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Spain. Her work includes a collection of short fiction Paisley Shirt which was longlisted in the Saboteur Awards 2018 and adversaries/comrades a poetry pamphlet published by Wordsmith_HQ in 2019. As chair of the Dorset Writers’ Network, Gail works with the steering group to inspire writers and connect creative communities. She supports undergraduates on the Creative Writing BA (Hons) at Art University Bournemouth as a visiting tutor.

In 2017, Gail was awarded a residency at Brisons Veor to facilitate a period of time dedicated to new writing. She received a Mairi Hedderwick bursary to attend a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre in 2016. Her short fiction came runner-up in Elle Magazine’s 2015 search for the next writing superstar competition. Gail’s stories can be found in a range of print anthologies including Flash Fiction Festival One (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2017), Gli-ter-ary (Bridge House Publishing, 2017) What I Remember (EVB Press, 2015) Dorset Voices (Roving Press, 2012), The Last Word (Unbound Press, 2012). Online publications include poetry at Words for the Wild and short fiction at Ink, Sweat & Tears.

You can find Gail on Twitter @gailaldwin, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gailaldwinwriter/ and on her blog The Writer is a Lonely Hunter. (https://gailaldwin.com)