The Paper Men: Introduced by DBC Pierre


The Paper Men: Introduced by DBC Pierre | 9780571371716 | William Golding

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Published:15/12/2022 by Faber & Faber


‘A complex literary comedy from an extraordinarily powerful writer,.’ Malcolm Bradbury
‘The great unbreakable wild horse of the 1960s British literary stable.’ Rose Tremain
‘Rich as a compost heap.’ Melvyn Bragg

Join an eccentric novelist on the run from his obsessive would-be biographer in this comic farce by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies.

Why should I conceal the fact that I had found a full professor of Eng. Lit. rifling my dustbin?

Fame, fortune, alcoholism, a failing marriage: for novelist Wilfred Barclay, his final unbearable irritation is his would-be-biographer, the young academic Professor Rick L. Tucker, who is determined to become The Barclay Man.

Locked in a lethal relationship, the two men stumble across Europe, shedding wives, self-respect and identities in a game of literary cat and mouse – and the climax of their odyssey, when it comes, is as inevitable as it is unexpected . . .

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