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Umbrella

Author: Will Self
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recently having abandoned his R.D. Laing-influenced experiment in running a therapeutic community -- the so-called Concept House in Willesden -- maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner arrives at Friern Hospital, a vast Victorian mental asylum in North London, under a professional and marital cloud. He has every intention of avoiding controversy, but then he encounters Audrey Dearth, a working-class girl from Fulham born  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Self
ISBN: 1408820145 9781408820148 1408832097 9781408832097
OCLC Number: 801388518
Awards: Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012.
Description: 397 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Will Self.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012 The major new novel by the author of Great Apes, How the Dead Live and The Book of Dave  Read more...

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In these culturally straitened times few writers would have the artistic effrontery to offer us a novel as daring, exuberant and richly dense as Umbrella. Will Self has carried the Modernist Read more...

 
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