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'One of the best novels of recent years, a complete success'—Le Monde (France)

'One of the best novels of recent years, a complete success'—Le Monde (France)

Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher takes matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types of Ambiguity is a story of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism.

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  • Paperback

    9780143790921

    March 19, 2018

    Penguin

    624 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780143784487

    February 27, 2017

    Vintage Australia

    624 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9781742752990

    October 3, 2011

    Vintage Australia

    624 pages

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  • EBook

    9781742753003

    September 28, 2011

    Random House Australia

    624 pages

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Extract

It is quite well understood that a clinically depressed person will show little, if any, interest in constructive activity concerning future events or outcomes. In this respect, Simon has only flirted with depression in its definitive or clinical form. But if that is all that depression required, then I could say without much hesitation that Simon has always been, other than for short periods, too involved in things to be clinically depressed. William really knows very little about what’s on his son’s mind. What he and many people don’t understand is that there is more to depression than a sometimes overwhelming feeling of inadequacy and hopelessness and profound sadness. When people are depressed they are sometimes very, very angry. They are not just quietly miserable. They can be filled with great passion.

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