About this book
Vintage paperback edition of Haddon's follow- up to "The Curious Incident..." which was omitted from the prize shortlists, but got great reviews. It is the story of retired George, who on discovering a lesion on his hip, quietly begins to lose his mind, a worry for his family who nonetheless have their own preoccupations and concerns. How these damaged people fall apart, and come together as a family is the subject of this disturbing but wryly written novel which is sure to be a huge paperback bestseller this summer. 'A painful, funny, humane, novel: beautifully written, addictively readable and so confident' "The Times"
At 57, George Hall is settling down to a retirement. Then Katie, his daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her brother Jamie observes that Ray has 'strangler's hands'. This book features a portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely. It also talks about the people who fall apart and come together as a family.