Lurid & Cute (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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'I had this vision very clearly of a book in which I would record my total experience, and I knew how it should sound: with all the tones that no one ever admires, - the Gruesome, Tender, Needy, Sleazy, Boring, the Lurid and the Cute.' In this way the hero of Adam Thirlwell's new novel describes the book you hold between your hands: a delirious tale of backchat and low tricks, all of which begin when our hero wakes beside a woman who is bleeding, unconscious and not, unfortunately, his wife... And then, of course, events get very much worse. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2015 WINNER OF THE E.M. FORSTER AWARD 2015

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099539841
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A dazzlingly imaginative comic noir" * Financial Times *
"The narrator of Thirlwell's latest book may be his best creation yet... The way time works here - pulled and stretched, sped up and sped down - testifies to Thirlwell's mastery as a storyteller... Impossible to put down" * New York Times Book Review *
"An extravagantly talented novelist" * Evening Standard *
"Reading Thirlwell is like going into the happiest, cholesterol-clogged form of literary existence. Whether he's writing about the decline and fall of our civilization or a guy who thinks he's accidentally killed his lover, the prose bounces us into a state of fulfilled happiness and wonder" -- Gary Shteyngart * Salon *
"Reads like a collaboration between Kundera and Murakami to adapt SJ Watson's Before I Go To Sleep or Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl into post-modernist fiction" * Guardian *

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“A Challenging Read”

The anal retentive literary set in London, those that are so out of touch with the book buying public in the rest of the UK, will love Lurid & Cute. They have twice voted him Granta Best Young British Novelist but... More

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