A Lonely Man

Chris Powers

$33

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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?

A Lonely Man

$33

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ISBN – 9780571341214
Categories – General Fiction

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