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The Picturegoers (Paperback)
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The Picturegoers (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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Welcome to the Palladium, Brickley. Once the grandest music-hall south of the river, now its peeling foyer is home to stale popcorn, a depressed manager, and a cast of disparate picturegoers who touch and shape each other's destinies. Amongst them is Mark, the cynical intellectual who seeks sensuality and finds spirituality; Clare, his girlfriend, who loses faith and discovers passion; Father Kipling, the scandalized priest; and Harry, the sexually frustrated Teddy boy. In his astutely observed first novel, David Lodge ushers in a congregation of characters whose hopes, confusions and foibles play out alongside the celluloid fantasies of the silver screen.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784702694
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Sharp and real" -- Kingsley Amis
"Quirky and original" * Sunday Times *
"The Picturegoers' appeal derives as much from the quality of the writing as for its absorption in a bygone way of life" * Independent *
"An excellent first novel... He has a wonderful eye for the tawdriness of our commercial world" * Times *

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