John Burnside Waking Up in Toytown

ISBN 13: 9780224080736

Waking Up in Toytown

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A memoir that follows the author's hopeless quest for peace and mental security as the ghosts and terrors close in and the illusion of Surbiton falls apart.

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`Burnside is an utterly original author' --Financial Times

'beautifully written and observed memoir... a writer of manifest talent... readable memoir possessed of a genuine spiritual and intellectual depth' --Sunday Telegraph

`a larger and more generous book ... the precision and beauty of his language is like a proof of his achievement - a kind of higher sanity' --Guardian

`most lucid and poetic of memoirs' --Daily Telegraph

`Burnside may not find himself convincing, but this complex, considered piece of work certainly is'
--Independent

`There is no truer writer than John Burnside... filled with grace and as plangent and haunting as any plainsong.' --Scotsman

`hauntingly written ... a gripping, often humours account of the world of the functioning alcoholic ... stunningly exact prose'
--Sunday Times

'Burnside's memoir deserves to become a classic.' --Daily Express

'disturbing, powerful memoir' --Sunday Times

'One of the best memoirs I've read for ages'
--Spectator

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The sequel to the award-winning A Lie About My Father

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Publisher: Vintage, 2011
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