The Greatest Gift

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ISBN 9780571215058 Format Paperback
9780571215058
Paperback
Published 22/01/2004 Length 352 pages
352

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A dazzling tale, told with mordant wit, of the last seconds of a man's life as he leaps from a nine-storey building.

Matthew Viss just wants to help. That's all he ever wanted. So it's lucky he works at The Greatest Gift - the city's premier concierge service. Whether you need a limo to the airport, a name for your dog, or someone to wait in your flat for the repairman, Matthew can help. He'll run your whole life - and he'll do it with a smile. This is the story of his downfall.

A blackly comic and frequently moving account of a life going haywire in the service industry, Danny Leigh's debut is set in a world we often encounter but seldom notice. Written in prose that is at once hugely imaginative and brilliantly precise, The Greatest Gift marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent.

A dazzling tale, told with mordant wit, of the last seconds of a man's life as he leaps from a nine-storey building.Matthew Viss just wants to help. That's all he ever wanted. So it's lucky he works at The Greatest Gift - the city's premier concierge service. Whether you need a limo to the airport, a name for your dog, or someone to wait in your flat for the repairman, Matthew can help. He'll run your whole life - and he'll do it with a smile. This is the story of his downfall.A blackly comic and frequently moving account of a life going haywire in the service industry, Danny Leigh's debut is set in a world we often encounter but seldom notice. Written in prose that is at once hugely imaginative and brilliantly precise, The Greatest Gift marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent.
  • About Danny Leigh

    Danny Leigh was born in 1972. The Greatest Gift is his first novel.'A key writer of his generation.' Dazed & Confused

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