About this book
Comic yet profound, this is the story of London TV journalist and star interviewer Harold Cleaver, who suddenly walks away from his life to hide in the mountains of the Tyrol. 'I have now read "Cleaver" three times, and each has left me with greater respect for Parks' abilities' James Hamilton- Paterson, "Guardian"
Overweight and overwrought, Howard Cleaver, London's successful journalist, abruptly abandons home, partner, mistresses and above all television, the instrument that brought him identity and power. Humiliated by his inability to understand the Tyrolese peasants, he discovers that there is nowhere so noisy and so dangerous as the solitary mind.