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The first novel by the brilliant John Williams, author of Stoner

Arthur Maxley is a tense and listless young man. One day he receives a letter from his long estranged father. Arthur's fear and aversion to the man is powerful, yet his compulsion to see his father is irresistible. After their meeting, Arthur is propelled into a night of drinking and spontaneous intimacy with a beautiful young woman. But as the memories of childhood trauma rise and disorientate, Arthur's night out spins him towards the pitch of disaster.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784873998

    January 2, 2018

    Vintage Classics

    RRP $14.99

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Also by John Williams

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English Renaissance Poetry
Butcher's Crossing
Inside Bob Paisley's Liverpool
Stoner
Red Men
Reds
Kennedy's Way
Augustus
Makers Of Miracles

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
The Girl on the Train
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Golden Age
The Mistress
Tiger Men
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
Colombiano
The Travelling Cat Chronicles