The Amnesiac

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ISBN 9780571233533 Format Paperback
9780571233533
Paperback
Published 01/03/2007 Length 400 pages
400

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James Purdew is quietly obsessed with his own past - in particular three years of his life, about which he remembers nothing. So he travels back to the city of H, where he lived during those years, and finds a familiar house, now derelict. Stripping the wallpaper from one of the rooms, James discovers the first chapter of Confessions of a Killer, a 19th-century thriller, which seems to offer clues to a tragedy that took place in the house many years before, and one which James feel inexorably linked to . . .

A journey into a mysterious world of fiction and reality, The Amnesiac is a compelling novel by one of Britain's most innovative young storytellers.

James Purdew is quietly obsessed with his own past - in particular three years of his life, about which he remembers nothing. So he travels back to the city of H, where he lived during those years, and finds a familiar house, now derelict. Stripping the wallpaper from one of the rooms, James discovers the first chapter of Confessions of a Killer, a 19th-century thriller, which seems to offer clues to a tragedy that took place in the house many years before, and one which James feel inexorably linked to . . .A journey into a mysterious world of fiction and reality, The Amnesiac is a compelling novel by one of Britain's most innovative young storytellers.
  • About Sam Taylor

    Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He lives in France with his young family.

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