First published in 2001, Loving Monsters begins with a British writer, now living in Italy, being propositioned to write the biography of a strange near-neighbour, a man named Jebb whose life has taken in 1920s London, wartime Egypt and modern Tuscany.
'I suppose the book is a reflection on the nature of biography', James Hamilton-Paterson has written, 'but it is also about how love can appear to make a life monstrous while explaining and even redeeming it.'
'Thoughtful, provocative and extremely well written.' Sunday Times
'Fresh with the imaginative vigour and moral urgency that make Hamilton-Paterson an important writer.' Spectator
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571320868 Number of pages: 320 Weight: 346 g Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm Edition: Main
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