"Deserters" is the story of Cliffie, a feckless, sexually ambiguous drifter, who has taken temporary refuge in Brighton as the lover of Barry, who owns a cafe. Cliffie is also attracted by May, a mysterious, deeply unstable young woman, who also has a room at the cafe. When May is committed to a mental hospital, Cliffie decides to rescue her and the pair embark on a vertiginous journey into madness, terror and pain before at last each one finds peace.
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Chris Paling was born in Derby. A producer on BBC Radio 4, he is the author of one previous novel, After the Raid. He is married with two children and lives in Brighton. His new novel, Morning All Day, is published by Jonathan Cape.
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Book Description Vintage, 2012. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86898802