A Lonely Man

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Robert is a struggling writer living in Berlin with his wife and two young daughters. In a bookshop one night, he meets Patrick, an enigmatic stranger with a sensational story to tell: a ghostwriter for a Russian oligarch recently found hanged, who is now being followed. But is he really in danger? Patrick’s life strikes Robert as a fabrication, but a magnetic one that begins to obsess him. He decides to use Patrick, and his story.

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A taut, subtle, postmodern literary thriller.SUNDAY TIMES
A remarkable debut; an accomplished and intricately plotted story.‘-JON McGREGOR
A Lonely Man is a delicate snare of a novel.’-BRANDON TAYLOR
A thrilling, unnerving novel. a page-turner with exacting syntax and emotional heft.’-CATHERINE LACEY
Impressively deft. A Lonely Man is a tense and taut work.’-BENJAMIN MYERS
‘A classy page-turner.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Robert is a struggling writer living in Berlin with his wife and two young daughters. One night he meets Patrick, an enigmatic stranger with a sensational story to tell: a ghostwriter for a Russian oligarch – recently found hanged – who is now being followed. But is he really in danger? Patrick’s life strikes Robert as a fabrication, but one that comes to obsess him. He decides to use the other man, and his story.

An elegant and atmospheric twist on the cat-and-mouse narrative, A Lonely Man is a novel of shadows, of the search for identity and the elastic nature of truth. As his association with Patrick hurtles towards tragedy, Robert must decide: are actual events the only things that give a story life, and are some stories too dangerous to tell?

Additional information

Weight 428 g
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 2.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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