A Curious Earth

Woodward, Gerard

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ISBN 10: 009949065X / 0-09-949065-X
ISBN 13: 9780099490654
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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By the author of Booker-shortlisted I'll Go To Bed At Noon.

Aldous Jones is in a bad way: his dilapidated house is empty of family but full of hoarded odds and ends that remind him of his dead wife and son. A preference for whisky over washing rapidly leads to his hospitalisation but it also reawakens his desire for sex and adventure and his lifelong passion for art.

What follows is a heartbreakingly funny quest that will lead him first to the National Gallery, where he is bewitched by a Rembrandt painting, and then to Ostend, to stay with his boemian son and a ridiculous Dutch sexologist and then through a series of somewhat misguided relationships with sympathetic women to an ending of devatating poignancy...


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'This touching story is told with humour.... A challenging, wayward tale'
-- The Telegraph

'amusing and poignant' -- Mail on Sunday

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Review:
In the follow-up to Booker Prize shortlisted I’ll Go To Bed At Noon, Gerard Woodward concludes his trilogy of novels about his family with an hilariously poignant look at old age, loneliness and being young at heart.

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