First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Carcanet Alliance House, 30 Cross Street Manchester m2 7aq All rights reserved Text copyright © Richard Price 2021 The right of Richard Price to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988. A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. isbn 978 1 80017 117 6 Printed in Great Britain by SRP Ltd, Exeter, Devon

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