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The death of the poet

Author: N Quentin Woolf
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Knox falls passionately and irrevocably in love with Rachel McAllistair the first time they meet. He interviews her for his radio show, and afterwards, when he tells her how impressive she was, she hits him, square on the jaw. Undeterred, he pursues her, promising to love her and never to leave her. This promise becomes his burden, as her behaviour whirls out of control. She is abusive and cruel. And yet he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Quentin Woolf
ISBN: 9781846689338 1846689333
OCLC Number: 868380390
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: N. Quentin Woolf.

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John Knox falls passionately and irrevocably in love with Rachel McAllistair the first time they meet. He interviews her for his radio show, and afterwards, when he tells her how impressive she was, she hits him, square on the jaw. Undeterred, he pursues her, promising to love her and never to leave her. This promise becomes his burden, as her behaviour whirls out of control. She is abusive and cruel. And yet he stays. Even when she does something so awful that his life is changed forever. And that point, on which his life turns, leads him to an unexpected connection with a man who suffered a terrible injury in the first world war. The Death of the Poet is a daringly honest, transfixing story about being in thrall to someone, being a victim and a protector, and how early promise can turn into an utterly unrecognisable life. An exploration of violence and what it means to be a man in the modern world, it's controversial, devastating, and, in a complicated way, romantic too.

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Voted one of GQ Magazine's Top Ten Novels for 2014 GQ You didn't so much as glance my way. You had a Winona Ryder complexion and owl glasses, and a tweed jacket that probably belonged to someone Read more...

 
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