The Paperchase

Marcel Theroux
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Winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award

Damien March is a disconsolate journalist working the nightshift at the BBC in London. He hasn't thought of his eccentric uncle for twenty years and so is shocked when he learns that he has inherited his uncle's ramshackle house on an isolated island off the coast of Cape Cod.

Without a relationship compelling enough to keep him in his humdrum life, Damien decides to take off to the Cape.

But his new future means confronting his family's past. And when he discovers a fragment of an unpublished mystery novel, the parallels with his uncle's life quickly become disconcerting and sinister . . .

  • About Marcel Theroux

    Marcel Theroux is the author of five novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), and Strange Bodies.

    He lives in London.

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