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Man on fire

Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes Ltd, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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John Lock has come to India to meet his destiny: a destiny dressed in a white karate suit and sporting an impressive moustache. He has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England: decades wasted in a meaningless job, a marriage foundering in the wake of loss and a terrible secret he cannot bear to share with his wife. He has come to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kelman
ISBN: 9781510014701 1510014705
OCLC Number: 931637736
Notes: Standard print edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Circus.
Description: 373 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Kelman.

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John Lock has come to India to meet his destiny: a destiny dressed in a white karate suit and sporting an impressive moustache. He has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England: decades wasted in a meaningless job, a marriage foundering in the wake of loss and a terrible secret he cannot bear to share with his wife. He has come to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record breaker who specialises in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti Nayak's next record attempt - to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body - will set the seal on a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in a nation where standing out from the crowd requires tenacity, courage, and perhaps a touch of madness.

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