For over thirty years, Goerge Grey has been a ship bunker in the west African nation of Montedor, a land of malaria and political upheaval. But now he's returning to England, to a life and world essentially foreign, and to the terra incognita of retirement. In the long days that follow it's almost impossible not to get lost in melancholy memories - all the more acute since the woman he loves is back in Africa - but with the help of a sailing boat and a burgeoning friendship with the quirkiest woman in town, the ache of loneliness begins to ease.
'Jonathan Raban's achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome' Washington Post
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"Jonathan Raban's achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome."--"The Washington Post" "Raban has a wonderful gift...These characters seem to index an entire civilization."--"The Village Voice Literary Supplement""Raban is a first-rate observer, with an eye for the ridiculous and a gift for the sudden pounce."--"Newsday"About the Author:
Jonathan Raban is the recipient of - among other prizes - the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Thomas Cook Award, and the Governor's Award of the State of Washington. His second novel, Waxwings, was longlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has an honorary D.Litt from the University of Hull. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Harpers , the Guardian, the New York Review of Books and other publications. In 1990 Raban, a British citizen, moved from London to Seattle, where he now lives with his daughter.
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