Caledonian Road: Signed Edition (Hardback)Andrew O'Hagan (author)
A searingly insightful state-of-the-nation novel from the author of the former Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year Mayflies, Caledonian Road sees the worlds of a celebrated London professor and his student from a very different background collide in a gripping tale of power, privilege and the hypocrisy of the liberal elite.
May 2021. London.
Campbell Flynn, art historian and celebrity intellectual, is embarking on the ripeness of midlife. Fuelled by an appetite for admiration and the finer things - and for controversy and novelty - he doesn't take people half as seriously as they take themselves. Which will prove the first of his huge mistakes.
The second? Milo Manghasa, his beguiling and provocative student. Milo inhabits a more precarious world, and has experiences and ideas that excite his professor. He also has a plan.
Over the course of an incendiary year, a web of crimes, secrets and scandals will be revealed, and Campbell Flynn may not be able to protect himself from the shattering exposure of his privilege and his connections. But then, he always knew: when his life came tumbling down, it would occur in public.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 656
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'A brilliant state-of-the-nation novel that pulls down the facades of high society, and knocks over the 'good liberal' house of cards. O'Hagan is not only a peerless chronicler of our times, but has other gifts - of generosity, humour and tenderness - which make this novel an utter joy to read.' - Monica Ali
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