Daniel Brennan, approaching the premature end of his life, retreats to a room in his brother's suburban house. To divert himself and to entertain Ellen, his carer, he writes the journal that is Telescope, blurring truth, gossip and fiction in vignettes of his own life and the lives of those close to him. Above all he focuses on his siblings: mercurial Celia, whose life as a teacher in Italy seems to have run aground, and kindly Charlie, the entrepreneur of the family.
Enriched with remarkable anecdotes and observations on topics ranging from tattoos and Tokyo street fashion to early French photography, Telescope is a startlingly original and moving book, a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a connoisseur of vicarious experience.
Publisher: Sort of Books
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
An author at the very top of his game * Press Association *
Jonathan Buckley's style has a surprising humanity and patience that verges on the feminine ... the result is brave, unsettling and brilliant * The Independent *