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SLAVES OF SOLITUDE is one of the great novels of World War II. The modest Miss Roach finds herself trapped in box within box of horrors: a grotesque boarding-house and its despairing inhabitants, in a hellish, rationed, blacked-out town, in a War which has consumed everything and is set to last forever. Into this suffocating world step some American soldiers - do they offer the chance of freedom and escape or are they simply new Furies sent to torment the unfortunate Miss Roach?
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Dark, hilarious & utterly brilliant (Val Hennessy Daily Mail)
Patrick Hamilton's tale of life in a wartime boarding house strikes the perfect balance between poignancy and dark hilarity (Rachel Cooke Guardian)
A claustrophobic, drily comic classic (Fiona Wilson The Times)
The classic novel from the author of Rope and Hangover Square.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR005461571
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The modest Miss Roach finds herself trapped in a grotesque boarding house and its despairing inhabitants, in a blacked-out war-consumed town. Into this world step two American soldiers - do they offer the chance of freedom or are they simply new furies sent to torment Miss Roach? The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004220697