Riley’s novel about a poisonous partnership makes uncomfortable reading, but it’s also bl
An exquisite closeup of a toxic marriage interrogates the ephemeral nature of everyday ex
Gwendoline Riley teases out some painfully funny episodes in the domestic life of a strug
Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”.
First Love, much like its narrator, Neve, is caustic, unsparing, occasionally fu
At the heart of Gwendoline Riley’s short, dark, funny novel is a marriage in which bullyi