Scudamore, James The Amnesia Clinic

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The Amnesia Clinic

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Anti, a quiet English boy living in Quito, Ecuador, strikes up a friendship with flamboyant classmate Fabián, who is everything Anti isn't: handsome, athletic and popular. What's more, he lives with his rakish Uncle Suarez, while Anti is stuck in the dull ex-pat world inhabited by his parents.

Suarez, a storyteller par excellence, infects the boys with his passion for outlandish tales, and before long their relationship becomes one conducted entirely through the telling of tales. One subject, however, is taboo: Fabián's parents. But when details surrounding their disappearance begin to emerge, Anti decides to console his friend with a story suggesting that Fabián's mother may be living at a bizarre hospital on the coast for patients with memory loss. With confused emotions and reality losing its tenuous grip, the boys embark on a quixotic voyage across Ecuador in search of an 'Amnesia Clinic' that may, or may not exist.

The Amnesia Clinic won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

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"An inventive debut" ( Herald)

"Scudamore has produced a clever, witty and believable debut. A fantastic read" (Caroline Gibb Scotsman)

"A polished debut... Turns the tables on both characters and readers as imagination segues into dangerous reality" ( Guardian)

"Scudamore has fun blurring the edges of truth and fiction, creating fantastic and colourful stories within stories" (Laurence Phelan Independent on Sunday)

"Bewitching...Highly recommended. Scudamore has talent to burn" (Matt Thorne Sunday Telegraph)

From the Publisher:

Rich in South American colour, this cleverly crafted novel deals with storytelling itself - the motivations for spinning a yarn and the consequences of taking a tale too far

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