“A small triumph of narrative artistry, luxuriantly written and full of bone-dry humor.” ―The Spectator
“A searingly honest, viscerally vivid, darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing, personality and health.” ―David Lodge
“A mystery story written with extraordinary nerve and eloquence...The result is harrowing, mordant, and unforgettable.” ―David Shields
About the Author
TIM PARKS is the author of novels, nonfiction, and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask, and Llewellyn Rhys awards and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His works include Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Italian Neighbors, An Italian Education, and A Season with Verona.