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Book Title: London and the South-East|
The author of the book: David Szalay
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 551 KB
Edition: Jonathan Cape
Date of issue: March 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9780224081580
Read full description of the books London and the South-East:PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES, THE DEBUT NOVEL BY MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST DAVID SZALAY
In LONDON AND THE SOUTH-EAST, David Szalay’s hapless antihero Paul Rainey works, miserably, in ad sales. He sells space in magazines that hardly exist, and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is dissatisfied with his life. But when a meeting with an old friend and fellow salesman, Eddy Jaw, leads to a job offer that turns out to be as misleading as Paul’s own sales patter, his life is transformed in ways more peculiar than he ever thought possible.
Winner of the Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, LONDON AND THE SOUTH-EAST is a gloriously told story about consumer culture and the compromising inanities of office life by one of the best writers at work today.
“That clattering noise you hear is the sound of critics and readers racing to find [Szalay’s] earlier books, an activity worth the effort.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“[A] nuanced portrait of desire and its discontents. . . . Szalay writes with real heart about his protagonist—a man lost in the middle of his own existence.”—Kirkus Reviews
David Szalay is the author of THE INNOCENT, SPRING, and ALL THAT MAN IS, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. In 2013 he was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in Budapest.
Read information about the authorDavid Szalay (born 1974 in Montreal, Quebec) is an English writer.
He was born in Canada, moved to the UK the following year and has lived there ever since. He studied at Oxford University and has written a number of radio dramas for the BBC.
He won the Betty Trask Award for his first novel, London and the South-East, along with the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Since then he has written two other novels: Innocent (2009) and Spring (2011).
He has also recently been named one of The Telegraph's Top 20 British Writers Under 40 and has also made it onto Granta magazine's 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists.
A fourth novel All That Man Is was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2016.
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