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Some Great Thing (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 03/03/2005
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Ottawa in the seventies is colourless, cold, and aching for character, ripe for the taking. Two men, from different ends of society, see the opportunities: Jerry McGuinty, plasterer-turned-builder, a simple, self-made man, and Simon Struthers, with inherited wealth and position, but nothing inside him but longing. As their careers and successes run in parallel - Jerry with his new wife, Kathleen, who likes a drink even more than she likes him, and Simon with his endless affairs and intrigues - we begin to see how a landscape can be shaped by desire. When both men realise that something is missing, and go in search of it, their lives start to intersect, and the story spirals to its astonishing conclusion.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099458944
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An extraordinary novel... A beautiful tragedy and a series of painful, yet oddly exquisite surprises... Some Great Thing promises to be not just the fiction debut of the year, but also its highlight" -- John Burnside * Scotsman *
"This is an extraordinary, powerful novel: technically ambitious, passionate and beautifully observed, filled with the truth of human frailty, the mystery of crafts and the stark bewilderment of love" -- A. L. Kennedy
"Some Great Thing is just about as fresh as it gets. Wry, harrowing, visceral, the writing bristles with imagination and intent. Colin McAdam has taken a jackhammer to the modern novel and come up with something bright and strong and new" -- Rupert Thomson
"Superb...Through muscular and powerful writing, McAdam thwarts all expectations and makes his material thrum with importance, insight and sad truth...Utterly compelling from first to last" * Daily Telegraph *
"'Precociously accomplished, wise, deeply moving-Perfectly pitched-A dazzling down-payment on posterity'" * Scotland on Sunday *

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