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Here is the eagerly anticipated third novel from Andrew O'Hagan, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2003 and author of the Booker shortlisted Our Fathers and Personality.
"O'Hagan...enchants with his effortless prose, vivid characters...a heartrending tour de force." (Publishers Weekly)
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Superbly written, a description of a searing isolation in the midst of a community devoid of insight. The question of what love can survive and how to remain a person with integrity under dehumanising conditions confronts the reader, and leads to heartsearching. An astonishing book.
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It limped slowly towards an inevitable conclusion. I am still waiting for something to happen. Well written but truly depressing.
- Kath of Oz
Beautifully written, disturbing story
A powerful evocative story that I found disturbing and possibly to rare to be believable in the end. Sensational performance and worth listening to decide for yourself.
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