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The Optimists (Paperback)
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The Optimists (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 13/02/2006
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The exceptional and powerful novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of Oxygen

In a world where people slaughter the innocent without mercy or retribution, how can we have faith in humanity, or the future?

Clem Glass, a photojournalist, returns from Africa to London convinced he knows the answer - mankind is fundamentally wicked and there is no hope for us. Yet when his sister falls ill and he takes her back to the West Country of their childhood, he cannot ignore the decency, joys and small kindnesses of those around him, or the pulse of goodness in his own heart. Until news comes that offers Clem the chance to confront the author of his nightmares.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340825136
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Exceptional * Sunday Times *
Exceptional * Sunday Times *
Andrew Miller again proved his ability to blend a sturdy and satisfying architecture of character and plot with headline-hot themes -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
Andrew Miller again proved his ability to blend a sturdy and satisfying architecture of character and plot with headline-hot themes -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
A powerful and lively book, seriously engaged and cathartic * Financial Times *

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