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A Clue to the Exit By Edward St Aubyn

A Clue to the Exit
by Edward St Aubyn

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A beautifully modulated novel that shows Edward St Aubyn at his sparkling best
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A Clue to the Exit Summary


A Clue to the Exit by Edward St Aubyn

Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake half his fortune on a couple of turns of the roulette wheel and, to his agent's disgust, to write a novel - about death. In the casino he meets his muse. Charlie grows as addicted to writing fiction as she is to gambling.

His novel is set on a train and involves a group of characters (familiar to readers of St Aubyn's earlier work) who are locked in a debate about the nature of consciousness. As this train gets stuck at Didcot, and Charlie gets more passionately entangled with the dangerous Angelique, A Clue to the Exit comes to its startling climax. Exquisitely crafted, witty and thoughtful, Edward St Aubyn's dazzling novel probes the very heart of being.

`Perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation' Alan Hollinghurst

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About Edward St Aubyn


Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is also the author of On the Edge, which was shortlisted for the 1998 Guardian Fiction Award; the highly acclaimed trilogy Some Hope, reissued by Picador in 2006; and of Mother's Milk, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and won the South Bank Literature Award.

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GOR001200336
A Clue to the Exit by Edward St Aubyn
Edward St Aubyn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2008-02-01
176
0330458051
9780330458054
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