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Pilcrow

Adam Mars-Jones

Adam Mars-Jones’s Pilcrow is a wonderful and much-anticipated coming-of-age story from an acclaimed literary author.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571217038
Date Published
03.04.2008
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Summary

Meet John Cromer, one of the most unusual heroes in modern fiction. If the minority is always right then John is practically infallible. Growing up disabled and gay in the 1950s, circumstances force John from an early age to develop an intense and vivid internal world. As his character develops, this ability to transcend external circumstance through his own strength of character proves invaluable. Extremely funny and incredibly poignant, this is a major new novel from a writer at the height of his powers.
‘I’m not sure I can claim to have taken my place in the human alphabet . . . I’m more like an optional accent or specialised piece of punctuation, hard to track down on the typewriter or computer keyboard . . .’

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Adam Mars-Jones’s first book of stories, Lantern Lecture, was published in 1981 and won a Somerset Maugham Award. In 1983 and again in 1993 he was named one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists, despite not having produced a novel at the time. His Zen status as an acclaimed novelist without a novel was dented by the appearance of…

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