This novel traces 81 years in the life of a homosexual writer and lapsed Catholic called Frank Toomey, who spends a lifetime unsuccessfully trying to reconcile his sexual urges with his faith.
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"Crowded, crammed, bursting with manic erudition, garlicky puns, omnilingual jokes... which meshes the real and personalised history of the twentieth century" (Martin Amis)
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Rollicking, panoramic epic of 20th century by the author of 'A Clockwork Orange'
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