Umbrella

Product Number: D2290
Released: 01 Feb, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471223242
Narrator(s): Mike Grady
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Shortlisted for the 2012 Booker prize: Could modernity be an illness? Umbrella follows the story of Audrey Death, who fell victim to the encephalitis lethargica, sleeping sickness epidemic at the end of the First World War and has been in a coma ever since. Arriving at the asylum she still lingers in, maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner becomes involved in an attempt to bring her back to life - with wholly unforeseen consequences.

Author(s): Will Self
Awards:Shortlisted for the Man Booker 2012
Original Publish Date: 01 Feb, 2013

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Author(s): Will Self
Narrator(s): Mike Grady
Product Number CX2045
Released: 01 Nov, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471216183

Professional reviews

"Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, Umbrella is Will Self's most extravagant and imaginative exercise in speculative fiction to date ‘A dazzling feat of imagination and structure: a sprawling, lyrical, stream-of-consciousness narrative that squares up to modernism and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century ... stomach-lurchingly ambitious.’ OBSERVER ‘Self has never been shortlisted for the Booker, but Umbrella is such a linguistically adept, emotionally subtle and ethically complex novel that this could and should be his year.’ THE GUARDIAN ‘Few writers would have the artistic effrontery to offer us a novel as daring, exuberant and richly dense as Umbrella. Will Self has carried the Modernist challenge into the twenty-first century, and worked a wonder.' JOHN BANVILLE"

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