A Lonely Man

Chris Power
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The first novel by the acclaimed author of Mothers - a deft, delicate inquisition of identity and ambition, and a daring act of fiction.

'A taut, subtle, postmodern literary thriller.' - Sunday Times
'Gripping.' - Financial Times
'A delicate snare of a novel . Alluring and seductive.' - Brandon Taylor

He was the only one who knew it had happened and he would never speak about it. He promised himself that, standing in the darkness outside the house, lighting one cigarette from the end of another.

When two writers meet in a bookshop in Berlin, they begin an uneasy friendship. Patrick has a sensational story to tell, but Robert isn't convinced - until he decides to use it himself. A twist on the cat-and-mouse narrative, A Lonely Man is about the search for identity and the elastic nature of truth. As the two men's association hurtles towards tragedy, Robert is forced to confront whether actual events are the only things that give a story life, and if some stories are too dangerous to tell.

Author bio:

Chris Power is the author of Mothers, which was longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. He lives in London.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9780571341221
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: June 2022
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Thriller / suspense