Sebastian Faulks - A Possible Life
Released: 13/09/2012 HutchinsonHaving served up a discussion of his favourite stock characters in 2011, Faulks returns to his own fiction: a book in five sections about a quintet of people spanning different countries and eras. Structurally fragmented like his last novel, 2009's A Week In December, Faulks describes the work as a five-part symphony examining the subtleties of human interaction. For more information visit: http://www.sebastianfaulks.com/index.php Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/item/Fiction-Poetry/A-Possible-Life,Sebastian-Faulks-97800919… Watch:
Financial Times“Faulks is to be admired for his ambition...” Faulks at his best is a superbly economical and unshowy creator of imagined worlds. They’re fully furnished...The stories are uneven, however...
Guardian“Every story bears the imprint of an extremely accomplished writer...” The whole novel is an indictment of the cod psychology that advises human beings to "move on", shucking off their pasts as if these were a skin rather than an impregnation of the entire being...
The Observer“A profound meditation on the human condition...” If it lacks the obvious narrative drive of works such as Charlotte Gray or Birdsong, it compensates by exploring big ideas without compromising the human drama. It is also, ultimately, an optimistic work...
The Independent“Five interlinked stories build into a deeply personal stock-taking...” The tone, those excoriating Holocaust passages aside, often veers towards the leisurely and even ruminative; as if the author cared less for edge-of-seat storytelling than for trapping an elusive truth as it scampers from age to age...
The Telegraph“Sebastian Faulks has thrillingly broadened his range...” A tightly written, moving and exciting work of fiction that deserves success, it should thrill established readers as well as win new fans...
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