The Greatest Gift

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ISBN 9780571215065 Format Paperback
9780571215065
Paperback
Published 03/02/2005 Length 352 pages
352

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

Matthew Viss works for the city's premier concierge service. Whatever you need, he can provide. And he'll do it with a smile. He just wants to help - that's all he's ever wanted to do. The Greatest Gift is the story of his downfall.

'Leigh's prose is discomforting, his free-form style a reflection of Matthew's free-falling life, and there are echoes of Chuck 'Fight-Club' Palahniuk ... A complex, affecting debut, suggesting the emergence of an exciting talent.' Daily Mail

'The Greatest Gift, a withering report on the emptiness and narcissism of the corporate world ... Leigh has steered away from the familiar territory of the first-time novelist ... and delivered something more distinctive. What looks like a satire on contemporary office life becomes an allegory about loftier themes - friendship, compulsion, identity and desire.' Daily Telegraph

A dazzling tale, told with great humour, of the last seconds of a man's life as he leaps from a nine-storey building.Matthew Viss works for the city's premier concierge service. Whatever you need, he can provide. And he'll do it with a smile. He just wants to help - that's all he's ever wanted to do. The Greatest Gift is the story of his downfall.'Leigh's prose is discomforting, his free-form style a reflection of Matthew's free-falling life, and there are echoes of Chuck 'Fight-Club' Palahniuk ... A complex, affecting debut, suggesting the emergence of an exciting talent.' Daily Mail'The Greatest Gift, a withering report on the emptiness and narcissism of the corporate world ... Leigh has steered away from the familiar territory of the first-time novelist ... and delivered something more distinctive. What looks like a satire on contemporary office life becomes an allegory about loftier themes - friendship, compulsion, identity and desire.' Daily Telegraph
  • 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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