It’s the start of the 1999 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Break Point is not only about an obsession with Wimbledon: the game of tennis itself becomes a metaphor for the other psychological matches taking place at the house of peevish old Gwen McMahon. Carers come and go, but who will survive to the final?
This is as much about secrets, taboos, forbidden sexuality and intergenerational differences as it is tennis.
Winner of one of the Paparazzi Sports Fiction Awards 2010 and previously published in paperback.
This short novel has been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
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About the Author:
Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in Devon. She’s been writing for over thirty years, with a few small successes along the way.
She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip was first published in 2010 and has just been updated and republished.
However, she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka!(2004) and Break Point(2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of her satirical novella Lost The Plot.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology, Pfoxmoor Publishing (2011)
She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played (now re-Kindled as Did You Whisper Back?).
She has re-Kindled her backlist of previously published as well as unpublished work including:
Far Cry From The Turquoise Room,
Suckers n Scallies (formerly Sucka!),
Down The Tubes,
She Looks Pale,
Tales By Kindlelight (a collection of short stories, many of them previously published or shortlisted in short story competitions).
Savage To Savvy – (ABNA Quarter-Finalist 2012)