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Gee Williams

Gee Williams is a widely published poet and dramatist as well as a writer of fiction, including two short-story collections Blood Etc and Magic and Other Deceptions. Salvage, her first novel, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was voted winner of the Pure Gold Fiction Award by Welsh readers. Born in Flintshire, North Wales, Gee Williams now lives in Cheshire with her husband.



Gee Williams

Sometimes the stories we tell ourselves are the ones we most want to hear. On the brink of scandal, five characters bound by marriage, friendship and lust attempt to rescue what is most important to them. Through their interwoven narratives, Gee Williams deftly explores the dangers of our personal fictions in a dark, compelling mystery that begins on a stretch of the desolate Welsh coast, when Elly Kent discovers a ring – with a finger still attached – washed up on a beach. Written in the brilliantly vivid vernacular of everyday lives, Salvage is a taut, engrossing study of betrayal, self-justification and the consequences of rewriting the past.