This is a striking debut that charts the life of a girl who becomes besotted with butterflies and swimming on the same holiday when an infant, then grows up to become a world-class swimmer before, at 19, obsolescence overtakes her with disorienting haste.
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Bill Broady lives and works in Yorkshire. This astonishing debut is the fruit of Littlewoods' largesse. He has also written and published some poetry and short stories in, amongst others, The London Magazine, Poetry Now, Sofa, Printer's Devil, The Big Issue, Artscene and The Dalesman.