By Gwendoline Riley
Carmel McKisco is wry, risky and entire of longing: a twenty-year-old woman operating nights in a Manchester dive bar. bring to a halt from her relations, and from Tony, her carefree ex, she forges unusual alliances along with her clients, and daydreams, half-heartedly, approximately escaping to Cornwall.
Cold Water is a poignant picaresque of barmaids and barflies; eccentric contributors all one way or the other tethered to their previous - now not least Carmel herself, who's nurturing mordant fixations on either her misplaced love, Tony, and her washed-up adolescent hero: a singer from Macclesfield. As she spins out the times and nights of an unrelentingly wet iciness she reveals herself pressured to confront her romantic preoccupations, for higher or worse.
Betty Trask Award (2002)
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24 When only a minority took up the offer of repatriation, UNRRA, with the consent of the Soviets, introduced a 60-day food ration in early 1947 for those who decided to repatriate. 25 The Soviets conducted an active propaganda campaign among the DPs to entice them to return to Soviet Lithuania. In 1948 the émigré press reported that refugee camps in Germany are flooded with Communist literature . . It is distributed by IRO’s British and American officers. 26 Lithuanian DPs were also exposed to Soviet propaganda by radio.
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