The Failing of Angels (Paperback)
  • The Failing of Angels (Paperback)
zoom

The Failing of Angels (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 398 Pages / Published: 10/10/2020
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Disaster is only a handful of words away. And they are already being spoken... An abused young boy craves the affection of his crusading mother, who brutally rejects him in favour of cultivating the dependence of lonely and desperate strangers. Acolytes who will, when promised emancipation from their suffering, cater to her every bizarre and catastrophic whim without question. Poignant, harrowing and humorous, this poetic, bitter-sweet, dreamlike fable examines the corrosive pain of social isolation and emotional vulnerability, the devastating fragility of devotion and the power of love to transport us to perfect, imperfect and dangerously unpredictable places.

Publisher: Avalanche Books
ISBN: 9781874392040
Number of pages: 398
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I have never read such beautiful writing. I was stunned! The most beautifully written coming of age novel...EVER!!;The Failing of Angels has a plot to ponder...but really, the highlight is the writing. It is gorgeous. Tutton is a poet and that sensibility comes out in the book. Each sentence just needs to be reread. There are moments of pure beauty counterbalanced by sorrow but nevertheless there is a great amount of pleasure reading tightly crafted prose. The coming of age novel is nothing new in literature but Chris Tutton gives the genre a fresh outlook and I can guarantee that there will never be one which is as evocatively written as The Failing of Angels" Robert Pisani. "One of the most strikingly written books I've read all year; Tutton's prose is striking, full of alliteration, rhythm and unusual images...a strong heady brew of language that's well worth reading." David Hebblethwaite, David's Book World. Reading across the globe.

You may also be interested in...

One August Night
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
Piranesi
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Bewilderment
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
You and Me on Vacation
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Trio
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Small Pleasures
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Beautiful World, Where Are You
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Eight Detectives
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“Lusciously written, multi-layered and intriguing”

I bought this title on the strength of a quote on the web by Robert Pisani, who described it as 'The most beautifully written coming of age story - ever!!' and I was not disappointed. Almost every sentence... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.