The Paperchase

Marcel Theroux
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Winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award.

Damien March is a disconsolate journalist working the nightshift at the BBC in London. He hasn't thought of his eccentric uncle for 20 years and so is shocked when he learns that he has inherited his uncle's ramshackle house on an isolated island off the coast of Cape Cod.

Without a relationship compelling enough to keep him in his humdrum life, Damien decides to take off to the Cape.

But his new future means confronting his family's past. And when he discovers a fragment of an unpublished mystery novel, the parallels with his uncle's life quickly become disconcerting and sinister.

Author bio:

Marcel Theroux is the author of four previous novels, A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase, winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award, and Far North which was short-listed for the America's prestigious National Book Award.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571296866
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: April 2014
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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