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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'
`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'
'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'
The sequel to the award-winning A Lie About My Father
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110224080733
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0224080733