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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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A fashionable house in a London terrace, the House of Journalists is renowned around the world as a place of refuge for exiled writers who have fallen foul of oppressive regimes. Run by Julian Snowman, successful writer and broadcaster, its fellows include the newspaper editor Mr Stan whose hands were smashed with hammers; a journalist called Mustapha who spoke out vainly against a brutal coup (and got his name from an immigration officer who tells him he `Must `ave a name'); Agnes, a young photojournalist who recorded her country's descent into civil war; and Sonny, who endured a harrowing journey to safety. Only one man guards his story: the new fellow, AA. A first novel of rare originality, The House of Journalists creates an unforgettable world of displacement and hubris, heartbreak and humour; it has a narrative voice that is utterly distinct, at once beguiling and disturbing.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224097727
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 613 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It's an astonishingly good book... There are thoughts here on human rights and the loneliness of those expelled from home, but this serious backbone is wrapped in good stories, humour and tenderness." * Emerald Street *
"Efficient and engaging." * The Skinny *
"A strange but oddly effective mixture of often-light comedy and often-brutal reportage from the front line against tyranny." -- Harry Ritchie * Daily Mail *
"A savagely funny broadside aimed at the industry of suffering... The former journalist now working for a think tank is authoritative on his subject matter but also irreverently amusing when it comes to sacred cows in this delightfully unusual novel." -- Siobhan Murphy * Metro *
"Ambitious debut novel, a black-hued satire about asylum-seekers." -- Olivia Laing * New Statesman *

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Leilah Skelton at Doncaster

“A debut of considerable merit!”

This book is quite an achievement, though left me a little bit bewildered. Sometimes this book felt a little TOO clever for my poor brain! It has some incredible themes and insights (I am not at all surprised to see... More

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