Fiona Dunscombe
Winner 2007
The Triple Point of Water
Fiona Dunscombe
Fiona Dunscombe was born in Derbyshire. She later moved to London where she worked as a dancer and then in PR and recruitment. She also taught creative writing.

In 2002 she began writing The Triple Point of Water, drawing on her experiences of working in Soho during the 1980's. In 2006 she was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novel Award for unpublished novels.

She has also written drama for radio and her plays have been shortlisted for and awarded prizes at two London Radio Playwrights Festivals. She now lives in Southern France with her husband and her son. The Triple Point of Water is Fiona's first novel.

The novel tells the story of Harri, a stripper who believes in magic and is haunted by two very different images of her father. Her friend, Saf, searches among London's homeless for a dad she no longer remembers, whilst another young woman struggles to come to terms with what her father does for a living.

In a decade presided over by Britain's first female prime-minister, absent fathers, fantasy fathers, psuedo fathers, religious, and transgressive fathers, haunt and protect, love, lie and desert; Harri's task is to find her own identity somewhere between them.

The Triple Point of Water

 

 

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