Modern Prize Fiction Part Two - 6 Books (Collection)



Kiran Desai was announced as the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006, one of the world's most prestigious literary awards. The Inheritance of Loss, is a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness. The winner was chosen, after a long, passionate and generous debate, from a shortlist of five other strong and original voices. Catch up on the six most talked about books this autumn and decide for yourself which is your favourite.
Hermione Lee, Chair of Judges, commented about the selected shortlist, saying; "Each of these novels has what we as judges were most looking for, a distinctive original voice, an audacious imagination that takes readers to undiscovered countries of the mind, a strong power of story-telling and a historical truthfulness. Each of these novels creates a world you inhabit without question or distrust while you are reading, and a mood, an atmosphere, which lasts long after the reading is over."
There's first time author Hisham Matar's poignant tale of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of Tripoli, Libya... Kiran Desai (whose mother, Anita Desai, has herself been nominated for the prize three times) with her radiant, funny & moving family saga The Inheritance of Loss... Edward St Aubyn's brilliant dissection of child-rearing marriage, adultery and euthanasia... Previous prize winner, Kate Grenville, with her tragic but magnificent tale The Secret River... Carry Me Down, the troubling tale of a man with a very unusual talent... and finally, The Night Watch from previously short-listed author of Fingersmith, Sarah Waters.

Titles in this collection (6)
  • The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
  • The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
  • Carry Me Down - M.J. Hyland
  • The Secret River - Kate Grenville
  • Mother's Milk - Edward St Aubyn
  • In The Country Of Men - Hisham Matar

Product Details

  • Product code: YBK
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 31.5cm x 24.5cm
  • Pages: Varies


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