Involuntary self-murder is a symptom of what Mathew Maddox, emeritus professor of the Drayburgh School of Fine Art, considers to be a cultural as well as a social malaise. His children gone, his wife re-married, his attempt at suicide having failed, he is drawn remorselessly through a process of rehabilitation, a search for 'purpose' which will oblige him to re-assess the dynamism of a century he assumes has failed. Even a man divided from himself is not alone. Struggling for his future are Simone, his lover and former analyst; his revered mentor, Daniel Viklund; his brother Paul and reliable sister Sarah. But against him stands his past; and above all, Eric Taylor, once his brightest student and now a convicted murderer.
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'The leading novelist of his generation' Daily Telegraph Author of Saville, winner of the Booker PrizeAbout the Author:
David Storey is the author of fifteen plays and nine novels. He won the 1976 Booker Prize for Saville.
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Book Description Vintage, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099437120