Fergus Fadden is trying to build a new life, but first he must escape the guilt-ridden legacy of his Irish past. Then he is plagued by a host of apparitions, who have come to haunt him and question Fergus - about his motives, his beliefs and his current lifestyle.
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'Moore is a thoroughbred, a writer who can elegant and plain... a fine storyteller.' - MELVYN BRAGG Evening Standard
'Brian Moore brings absolute conviction to this terrible and comic haunting.' - Sunday Telegraph
Moore's acute understanding of our basest instincts in the face of loneliness, lust and betrayal confirms his place as one of our finest living novelists.' - The Times
Moore is one of the boldest and most inventive contemporary novelists.' - Literary Review
'One of the best novelists of our, a master of tales which strike and of strokes which tell.' - Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
Brian Moore was born in Belfast in 1921 and was educated there at St Malachy's College. He served with the British Ministry of War Transport during the latter part of the Second World War in North Africa, Italy and France. After the war he worked for the United Nations in Europe before emigrating to Canada in 1948, where he became a journalist and adopted Canadian citizenship. He spent some time in New York before moving to California, where he now lives and works. Five of his novels have been made into films: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Catholics, Cold Heaven and, most recently, Black Robe.
Brian Moore won the Authors' Club First Novel Award for The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, the W. H. Smith Literary Award for Catholics, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Great Victorian Collection, and the Sunday Express Book of the Year Prize for The Colour of Blood. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times with The Doctor's Wife, The Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140042709
Book Description Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140042709