About this book
A disturbing new novel from the author of "Heliopolis", which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Looks at 3 lonely characters who are linked by an accident that took place in a derelict psychiatric hospital.
Perilously ill, Jasper Scriven spends his days roaming the wards of a derelict psychiatric hospital on England's southeast coast. His daughter Cleo works in London as a news editor. Meanwhile, she is watched by Roland, a figure who inhabits a network of railway arches, emerging at night to pound the streets and burgle homes to order.