Morrison, Blake South of the River

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South of the River

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It opens on the 'new dawn' of Labour's election victory in 1997, and ends five years later. But this is not so much 'state of the nation' as state of our souls, marriages, families, hopes and careers - a sharp and sexy portrait of a dysfunctional group of characters, all different yet connected.

There's Nat, failed dramatist and reluctant lecturer, falling for a younger woman; Anthea, an eco-friendly lost soul obesessed with foxes; Libby, hardworking mother and advertising executive; Harry, Nat's friend and ex-pupil, a journalist on a local paper, with a guilty secret of his own; and Jack, Nat's unexpectedly poignant uncle, who lives for fox-hunting.

Intimate and disconcerting, compelling and comic, an anatomy of the way things are, South of the River is the big British novel for our times - and a tour de force.

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"Brilliantly written, horribly truthful, utterly absorbing" (Kate Saunders The Times)

"Morrison anatomises our times and achieves that rare thing: the creation of something substantial and important in fiction out of history as it unfolds in the here and now. His filleting of the new Labour zeitgeist is so ruthless and precise that one is torn between hilarity and despondency" (Neel Mukherjee The Times)

"Often very funny, constantly vigorous, constantly intelligent, constantly enjoyable" ( Evening Standard)

"An ambitious stab at a state-of-the-nation novel pitched somewhere between Jonathan Coe and Franzen" ( Time Out)

"Intimate and epic, compulsively readable" (Tony Parsons)

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The big British novel for our times, the English Corrections -
but sexier, sharper, broader and infinitely more recognisable

The perfect novel for readers of contemporary British fiction by Justin
Cartwright, Alan Hollinghurst and Jonathan Coe

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