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The Man Who Went Down With His Ship

Hugh Fleetwood
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571304837
Date Published
21.11.2013
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Summary

The Man Who Went Down with His Ship (1988) finds Hugh Fleetwood moving from Manhattan and Paris to winter-bound London, from Tuscany and Sardinia to Mexico and Egypt. Yet wherever his characters roam, their fate awaits them like the proverbial appointment in Samarra. In the title story, poet Alfred Albers attempts to confront with honesty an event from his past that has always haunted him, only to learn anew that no good deed goes unpunished. In ‘The Nature of Angels’ Maria longs for deliverance from a life made moribund, but is finally forced to ponder exactly what kind of power would answer our prayers

This edition includes two later Fleetwood stories: ‘L & I’ and ‘Why Are You Wearing My Daughter’s Earrings?’

‘[Fleetwood] reaches down and stirs with venomous delight the nameless, faceless things swimming far below the level of consciousness.’ Scotsman

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Hugh Fleetwood was born in Chichester, Sussex, in 1944. Aged 21 he moved to Italy and lived there for fourteen years, during which time he exhibited his paintings and wrote a number of novels and story collections, originally published by Hamish Hamilton, beginning with A Painter of Flowers (1972). His second novel, The Girl Who Passed for Normal (1973), won…

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