"The tape winds on into empty space. Inside the headphones I hear the rise and fall, the surf beating in my lungs. Reach for the bottle. Watch the lights."

The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway

My favourite passage is actually the end. And fortunately quoting it here also won’t spoil it.

As far as I can recall this was a random bookshop buy and I’m so glad I read it.