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    A Lonely Man

    £14.99
    Patrick's life strikes Robert as brazenly fabricated, yet soon he is compelled to pursue his own story. In a twist on the cat-and-mouse narrative, A Lonely Man depicts an attempt to create art at the brink of empathy and imagination.
    ISBN: 9780571341214
    AuthorChris Power
    Pub Date01/04/2021
    BindingHardback
    Pages320
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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

    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?

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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

    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?

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