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No Telling By Adam Thorpe

No Telling
by Adam Thorpe

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Set in 1968 in the Parisian suburbs, No Telling is narrated by twelve-year-old Gilles as he approaches his Solemn Communion, puberty, and some sense of the chaos around him. There is a deeper trauma here, however, far more shocking than anything Gilles could have dreamt of - a mystery it will take the events of the novel and eight years to resolve.
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No Telling by Adam Thorpe

Set in 1968 in the Parisian suburbs, No Telling is narrated by twelve-year-old Gilles as he approaches his Solemn Communion, puberty, and some sense of the chaos around him. His home is deeply dysfunctional: a dithering mother, a hard-drinking, womanising uncle who becomes his stepfather, and an older sister, Carole - an unbalanced revolutionary who hasn't danced her ballet steps since the death of their real father. Gilles is blithely unaware that any of this is out of the ordinary, as he and his friend Christophe try and piece together a world from fragments of rumour and hushed adult conversation. There is a deeper trauma here, however, far more shocking than anything Gilles could have dreamt of - a mystery it will take the events of the novel and eight years to resolve.

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No Telling Reviews


"Meticulously observed...a riveting tour de force... Impossible to put down" * Daily Telegraph *
"A wonderful, clear-eyed portrayal of a child's bewildered negotiations with the adult world, shot through with evocative details... No Telling is beautifully written, extremely moving...not merely readable, but gripping" * Independent *
"An extraordinarily beautiful and moving novel, the best yet from one of the finest and most underrated writers working in English today" -- John Burnside * Scotsman *
"Wonderful...the imaginative tour-de-force Thorpe achieves with No Telling confirms his status as an A-Team novelist" * Financial Times *
"It is beautifully done. Thorpe perfectly captures the inconsequential nature of adolescence...powerful reading" * The Economist *

About Adam Thorpe


Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, appeared in 1992, and he has published two books of stories, six poetry collections, and nine further novels, most recently Flight (2012). www.adamthorpe.net

Additional information

GOR000912552
No Telling by Adam Thorpe
Adam Thorpe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-05-06
528
0099428830
9780099428831
N/A
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