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    [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume Sara Baume ò 4 characters This is a very sad dark storywith gorgeous descriptive writing A man Ray and a dog One Eye have both been abused They both have disabilities They both are angry They both are lonely They both live with fearThey are each other's whole world their only companionthere are circumstances for this Until 'One Eye' a stray dog with only one eye who stumbles and falls as balance has affected his sight Ray age 57 had never had a pet his entire life b

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    Sara Baume ò 4 characters [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume You’re Sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR The notice shares street facing space with a sheepskin overcoat a rubberwood tambourine a stiffed wigeon and a calligraphy set The overcoat’s sagged and the tambourine’s punctured The wigeon’s trickling sawdust and the cal

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    [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume Ray has grown old and hasn't had an easy life He ends up taking in a dog One Eye who like him is old and worn down both abused and angry at life Ray who is lonely and isolated begins to confide in One Eye about his life and feels that the dog can understand him both of them having been disregarded by others looking for a place where they can feel safe and loved The writing was a little bit disorienting to get into but after I got into the r

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    Sara Baume ò 4 characters [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume At fifty seven Ray is an outsider mostly unseen by the people who dwell in his small town He has a bit of a hump on his back and an uneven gate can manage to get by on his own most days in most ways but he’s really an innocent when it comes to life skills other than perhaps reading He reads books in his father’s house books from the bookmobile when he feels he can safely enter and be left alone Books are his friends

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    [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither Beautifully written debut novel about two social outcastsa man and his one eyed dog I’m a YUUUGE dog lover and I usually avoid dog stories Most often they break my heart This elegant story was melancholy pensive and at times certainly heart wrenching Even so I loved this sad tale that confirmed for me the significance of our cherished pets There are already many lovely reviews of this story on Goodreads I would only be

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    Free read Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Sara Baume Sara Baume ò 4 characters Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither Sara Baume is another talented and original young Irish writer Her second novel A Line Made by Walking which was nominated for the Goldsmiths Prize was one of my favourite books of the year and this one is almost as good and

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    [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume This book is a story; yet it is of a journey It is a journey that will make you pause over and over again to con

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    Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither Sara Baume ò 4 characters Free read Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Sara Baume I'm afraid I think than anything of losing you Here is a book that made me shed a tear Or twoI kept thinking about my dog

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    [E–pub] Spill Simmer Falter Wither author Sara Baume Although barely revealed in the beginning Ray is a broken man In many ways he is like a child He lives by the shore in a place full of people but his view is really like a picture seen through a window Isolated c

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  • Paperback
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  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither
  • Sara Baume
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9780992817060

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Spill Simmer Falter Wither Free download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither Tcast – but they uickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts As spring turns to summer their relationship grows and intensifies until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they’d established and take to the roa. This book is a story yet it is of a journey It is a journey that will make you pause over and over again to contemplate the perceptions that are laid out like little gifts overflowing onto the pages from a Christmas stocking too small to hold them allThis book is not for speed reading and if you cannot savor the pace of watching leaves unfolding on deciduous trees on the first sunny day after a cool Spring this book will not work for youThe man sees an ad in a window for a one eyed dog and after picking him up he names him Oneeye He tells the dog that his own name means a sun beam but he doesn t feel he deserves it and says it isn t important Ray is fifty seven and he introduces Oneeye to the home he shared with his father until his father died Throughout the book he relays to Oneeye his stories his ideas and gives voice to all the things they see and experience together And now I address it all to you You who never spoke anyway You who misunderstands almost everything I describe the things we pass even though nothing is interesting even though I ve already mentioned it several times over even though I know now I sound like the imbecile Ray recalls reading a fairy story about goats and a troll under the bridge He describes to Oneeye the picture showing the troll and how at that moment of looking he saw himself and felt kinship with the troll He becomes aware that his own sense of social isolation and fear are exacerbated by Oneeye s presence because Oneeye has his own memories of cruelty and what he must do to prevent pain and that is to hunt and kill He was never taught to differentiate between prey and not prey so except for his human his attack instinct is always near the surfaceThis leads to an incident where Ray s fears become a reality he cannot allow to happen and they run away with the car carrying extra gas drums of water for cleaning and other necessities that Ray has listed in his mind As they travel Ray continues his monologue of stories from the past and observations of where they are in the present Now I m gabbling I m sorry I catch sight of you in the rearview mirror You re watching the side of my face as I speak Head tilted left you look perplexed I know you don t understand and so I bellow a sentence made up entirely of your words The incidents they encounter on their months long journey are mostly mundane but they are made magical in the way Ray sees things and explains them to Oneeye There are also times when people have tried to get too close or have attempted to reach out but Ray s fear of people and of perhaps losing Oneeye prevent him from being able to meet them half way SSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH I tell you even though I know you can t grasp what form of command this reptilian hissing is supposed to be You throw me a glance and I wonder if you re checking to see if I m punctured Thus their isolation continues and yet the world of Ray s mind is so rich and full of knowledge and his own special way of looking at things that you keep hoping that someone will find their way through At one point Ray recognizes that he would love to have human companionship again and begins to imagine it out loud to Oneeye But it s too late I m sorry Now I have no idea how things begin nor how to know that they are safe nor how to show strangers that we are safe too This is a story that can set fire to complacency to bigotry and to concepts of some people being better than other people or worse than other people It is a story that can help us to change our ideas about what goes on in someone else s head based on how they look or smellThis is a story that can help us open our hearts to compassion toward those who are different Ray was not an angel but for all we know he could have been and who would be foolish enough to turn their back on an angel just because they looked like a troll

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Spill Simmer Falter Wither Free download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither T CHILDREN UNDER FOURA misfit man finds a misfit dog Ray aged fifty seven ‘too old for starting over too young for giving up’ and One Eye a vicious little bugger smaller than expected a good ratter Both are accustomed to being alone unloved ou. Ray has grown old and hasn t had an easy life He ends up taking in a dog One Eye who like him is old and worn down both abused and angry at life Ray who is lonely and isolated begins to confide in One Eye about his life and feels that the dog can understand him both of them having been disregarded by others looking for a place where they can feel safe and loved The writing was a little bit disorienting to get into but after I got into the rhythm of the book it worked pretty well The story is one that really heart wrenching and it did get to me I totally cried because I can t stand people being treated badly I just had slight reservations about the book because I feel like it was just balancing on the edge of trying to hard because of the way it s written and the story line I just can t exactly explain why but it left me with a feeling like the author was trying to manipulate me emotionally and it worked out but it just as easily could ve made me irritated than anything else

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Spill Simmer Falter Wither Free download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Spill Simmer Falter Wither You find me on a Tuesday on my Tuesday trip to town You're sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE AND TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOU. You re Sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR The notice shares street facing space with a sheepskin overcoat a rubberwood tambourine a stiffed wigeon and a calligraphy set The overcoat s sagged and the tambourine s punctured The wigeon s trickling sawdust and the calligraphy set s likely to be missing inks or nibs or paper almost certainly the instruction leaflet There s something sad about the jumble shop but I like it I like how it s a tiny refuge of imperfection I always stop to gawp at the window display and it always makes me feel a little less horrible less strange You are unsettled tonight Mouse I wonder why that is Come let me wrap my arm around you and scratch your tiny head No Not ready for that OK Well how about I tell you about this book I just read Go ahead hop down to the floor It s ok You re not ready for holding just now As for this book there s a man Ray He s 57 Too old for starting over too young to give up he says He has had a very sad life His mother died when he was a baby so he never knew it was usual to have two parents He had only his factory worker Da who not only raised him alone he raised Ray away from other children Practically as a shut in Children in this rustic waterfront part of Ireland were cruel to Ray teased him tormented him I guess his father thought that Ray who was not the sharpest tool in the shed would manage better at home than hassled at school But it was a lonely life Sara Baume image from The Irish Times Are you listening Mouse I see your ears are still pointing up and forward so I suppose you are Ready to come back up No not yet Ok I will try to tell you about this in as soft a voice as I can So one day Ray is out in town and sees a sign in a store window with a photograph of a dog in need of a home Do you remember when you used to live on the street It was only for a short time We found you when you were soooo tiny But this dog that Ray found was not a baby like you were He was a full grown pooch who had seen some difficult times He might have been a young aggressive dog but he could have been an old one too We don t really know He had even lost an eye Ray thinks he had been trained to go after badgers and that a badger had gotten the better of him But Ray sees something of himself in the dog something less than beautiful not like you Mouse You are soft and gorgeous So he brings him home and calls him One Eye It gives him someone to talk to at least And maybe something People talk to their pets for all sorts of reasons But Ray talked to One Eye because he had no one else In this book Ray tells One Eye all about his life how he had lived with his father for most of it and alone ever since his father passed It is a pretty unusual thing in a novel Mouse for someone to spend all or most of the book anyway talking to someone else uite the challenge But it works pretty well here I thought Of course One Eye may be a good companion but like Ray he was not the best schooled Has issues with attacking You don t know about that sort of attacking Mouse When you pounce on and wrestle with your brother Dash biting and clawing wrestling and rolling over each other it is all in fun Not with One Eye He does not seem to know how to behave around others This makes things a bit tough for Ray People tend to get upset when dogs are not well trainedRay does not think much of himself He thinks he looks like a troll Here is how he describes himself I ll try to read it to you in an Irish accent I m a boulder of a man Shabbily dressed and sketchily bearded Steamrolled features and iron filing stubble When I stand still I stoop weighted down by my own lump of fear When I move my clodhopper feet and mismeasured legs make me pitch and clump My callused kneecaps pop in and out of my shredded jeans and my hands flail gracelessly stupidly Oh that is such a big yawn Are you ready to come up Yes Great Here I will cross my skinny legs and make a lap for you I ve already told you the story or at least as much as I can without giving too much away Did I tell you that the story takes place in Ireland I did Oh ok The lady who wrote it Sara Baume is half Irish Her father is English And her mother is Irish They met while he was working in Ireland The family moved back and forth but Ms Baume knows the place I like talking to you Mouse But not because I am lonely I have my Sweetie and all your brothers and sisters I even get out of the house once in a while And there are scads of people I can talk to through the computer or on the phone But I do enjoy your attention I like the way you watch my face while I talk to you And I love the way your eyelids slowly droop until you are asleep It reminds me of when I used to read to my human children at night I wonder what thoughts scamper through your tiny brain I bet if you lived outside you would take in all the sights and scents in the world you lived in Ray does this as well He does get outside goes to town to shops to the beach He may not be well educated but he is not without his interests He was taught to read by a neighbor and developed a fondness for flora He can rattle off the names of every sort of plant you could see in that part of the world Ray marks the seasons by noting what plants are doing which ones are blooming wilting changing shape and color It is a remarkable skill and he tells us what he sees of nature all through the book Here is an example See the signs of summer of the tepid seasons starting their handover with subtle ceremony Now the forest floor is swamped by bluebells the celandine sueezed from sight See how the bells hover above the ground like an earth hugging lilac mist Now the oak ash hazle and birch are bulked with newly born leaves still moist and creased from the crush of their buds The barley is up to my kneecaps and already it s outgrown you As we crest the brow of the hill each day you are shrouded in green blades It occurs to me Mouse that you have been living with us for about a year which is a lovely coincidence as Ms Baume s story about Ray and One Eye covers a single year too She made up names for the seasons and used those as the title for the book and a way to divvy the book up into four parts Throughout it all Ray describes the seasonal changes he sees We get to see Ray long enough to get a sense of what sort of person he is He is far from perfect even in what seems like his innocence So like a lot of us Even you Mouse I see you sometimes lurking on a chair the better to swat at brothers and sisters who might be passing below I have seen you be unkind to siblings who joined the family after you One Eye has some issues as well dramatic ones than you Ray can be unkind as well But mostly he is sad and fearfulThere is a bit of mystery going on here as well Just how did Ray s Da die And how was that handled by local officials Also we wonder what happened to Ray s mother Did she die in childbirth What secrets are kept in rooms of the house that Ray never enters How did it come to be that Ray s father was raising him alone Overall though Mouse this is a bit of a love story Two lost souls finding and binding with each other struggling to make ends meet to survive but feeling a closeness neither had experienced for a very long time if ever Oh you are almost asleep One last stretch Spread those claws Go ahead now curl up right there in the crook of my left arm You fit there as if you had been custom designed for the space There was one thing I thought was not really successful in the book Ms Baume tries to tell us about One Eye s take on things by giving Ray dreams in which he imagines himself as One Eye It just seemed forced and not needed Even Ms Baume has admitted she s had second thoughts about including those parts Before you are totally asleep Mouse I need to let you know that Ms Baume trained to be an artist and it was a bit of a surprise that she wound up writing a novel But one thing about artists who write is that they bring an amazing visual sense to their writing and she does that here It reminded me of another book by an author who is mostly a visual artist The Night Circus Totally different content of course but very strong visual sense If you could not already tell my little sweet I uite loved this book It has a lot of pain and a lot of sadness in it It is both funny at times and heartbreaking But like another book that shows a very dark time The Road it lets us in on the love the connection between two spirits If any reader is not moved by this book they must be bolted in place I cried at the end It is simply a beautiful beautiful book Not as beautiful as you Mouse but then what could beReview posted 10272017Published 212015EXTRA STUFFIf Sara Baume can be reached directly on line it is news to me Interviews The Guardian 21817 Sara Baume I always wanted to be an art monster by Alex Clark she hit upon the character of Ray in Spill Simmer Falter Wither as a way of avoiding dialogue because she says she didn t want to get the voices of Irish people wrong I m like I need someone who s not going to talk much and who s going to live very much in his own head And so the way he speaks comes about from the radio and from the television and from the book Her caution at depicting Irish voices is striking and derives from her dual heritage Her English father came to Ireland to lay gas pipelines and met her mother an archaeologist while they were both in the ground They moved to England for a while doing the same work moving around a lot and living in a caravan her elder sister was born in Surrey and she was born in Wigan because that just happened to be where the caravan was parked The family moved back to west Cork when Baume was a baby but a sense of being from two places has persisted The Irish Times 21215 Sara Baume I actually hate writing It s really hard by Sinead Gleesopn The dog was the starting point the dog in the book is my dog who is a rescue dog with one eye and he s a real last chance saloon dog He has caused us a lot of trouble he s bitten people and I ve paid them off to stop him being put down With the narrator I wanted him to be an older man and to be afraid of innocuous things so he s frightened of children and he doesn t have normal social skills He s slightly based on a man who I see where I live who walks up and down the seashore I wanted to create a character who wasn t fully me but partially me who encapsulated things that I felt NPR 31716 For A Young Irish Artist And Author Words Are Anchored In Images by Lynn Neary Before she was a writer Sara Baume set out to be a visual artist First and foremost I see I see the world and then I describe it she says I don t know another way to write I always anchor everything in an image The Times Literary Supplement 21317 Twenty uestions with Sara BaumeFor any interested in a visual of Mouse you might check here Try to ignore the troll seated behind her