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Adam Thorpe
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978-0224074971
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0224074970
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CAPE JONATHAN (RAND) (2006)
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and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.

and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. First published in Great Britain in 2006 by. Jonathan Cape.

Celebrated as a novelist of breathtaking historical range and depth, Adam Thorpe is also an accomplished and celebrated writer of short fiction, and the stories collected here show his deftness with character, his enormous versatility of voice. In the title story, an expectant first-time novelist meets the publisher who has asked him to lunch, only to find himself drawn, Celebrated as a novelist of breathtaking historical range and depth, Adam Thorpe is also an accomplished and celebrated writer of short fiction,.

280pp, Jonathan Cape, £1. 9. John Burnside's latest book is A Lie About My Father (Cape). Regardless of what television and airport fiction would have us believe, most of the problems that most of us face are fairly banal. The tedium of work, corporate bullying, personal and professional failure, sexual despair, age, illness and - perhaps the most poignant and most banal of all - "the woe that is in marriage".

In Is This The Way You Said? we see the perfection of deprecation, spurred by wit, watered by pity, fed by observation. It's marvellous" (Murrough O’Brien Independent). Full of humour and warmth, this is an impressive, at times brilliant, work" (Alexander Larman New Statesman).

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. Is This the Way You Said? Adam Thorpe. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Adam Thorpe's fourth collection continues his engagement with history: the living continuum that connects us with our near and distant past, nourishing and illuminating our present. Here are traces left of presence: Indian scratchings on rock, the nail-marks of destroyed frescoes, spoken fragments of war memories - petroglyphs that function as both memorials and re-awakenings, traceable with the finger of the imagination.

Sunday 16 July 2006 00:00

Sunday 16 July 2006 00:00. It's a book about men; but not great men, or even the Little Men batted about by the powerful, but small men - the ones who dream and yearn and compromise and stamp their foot when their compromises are pointed out to them. Thus, the self-esteem - professional and sexual - of a short timpanist in a provincial orchestra collapses in a hail of crumbs and turkey breast as his wife taunts him once too often.

Is This The Way You Said? Adam Thorpe. Celebrated as a novelist of breathtaking historical range and depth, Adam Thorpe is also an accomplished and celebrated writer of short fiction, and the stories collected here show his deftness with character, his enormous versatility of voice. In the title story, an expectant first-time novelist meets the publisher who has asked him to lunch, only to find himself drawn, unwittingly and inexorably, into a terrible personal tragedy.

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