Darke (Hardback)Rick Gekoski (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm
Stuffed with more wisdom, bile, wit and tenderness than many writers create in a lifetime. In James Darke we have a hero as troubled and eternal as King Lear . . . And in Rick Gekoski we have a late-flowering genius of a novelist who proves it's never too late to start a glittering career in fiction * * The Times * *
Makes for dark, thrilling reading . . . In James Darke, Gekoski has created a powerful, raging voice * * Spectator * *
Debut delight . . . Just how this gleefully conjured misanthrope came to wall himself off from the world is the mystery at the heart of a singular first novel that evolves into a moving meditation on loss and redemption * * Mail on Sunday * *
An immensely enjoyable elegy . . . done with precision and patience -- Stuart Kelly * * The Scotsman * *
Surprising . . . with a warmth that is genuinely and unexpectedly moving * * Guardian * *
An original and bleakly funny portrait of grief * * Economist * *
A tale about a spiky and irresistibly funny retired teacher who incarcerates himself in his own house * * Sunday Times, top 50 page-turners * *
I was beguiled and charmed by the vivid personality being revealed. By that, and by the fact that I couldn't stop reading. Gekoski puts words together with a sure touch and deep craftsmanship -- PHILIP PULLMAN
A wondrous book with two fathers, Kingsley Amis and Dante -- SEBASTIAN BARRY
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