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Self Help: Edward Docx

Self Help

Edward Docx

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ISBN 10: 0330438352 / ISBN 13: 9780330438353
Editorial: Picador, UK, 2007
Usado Condición: As New Hardcover
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UK, Picador, 2007. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket. SIGNED, dated (August 2nd 2007) and located (London) by the author to the half-title page. First edition/first printing (1 in number string). Very fine/very fine. Unread and like new. DJ protected in a removable plastic cover. The author's second novel, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007. The book will be dispatched securely wrapped and protected in bubblewrap and a strong cardboard book box. Will be sent special delivery at no extra cost. (S6). N° de ref. de la librería 1015R89976910-8JS6-FMC4

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Título: Self Help

Editorial: Picador, UK

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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He was relieved to be again among the Russians. Nothing to do with his head, or even his heart, but in his soul . . .

Set between London and St. Petersburg, Self Help is the absorbing story of a family - half-English, half-Russian - with many secrets and a dark, disturbed history.

Masha Glover returns home from exile, where she dies suddenly and alone. Her twins, Gabriel and Isabella, must come together and confront the contorted legacy of the past in the shape of their estranged, malevolent father, Nicholas, and the pitiless stranger, Arkady Artamenkov.

Self Help is a beautifully written novel, alive with feeling, intelligence and dark humour, and always directly engaged with the modern world. In addressing the most elemental of contradictions ? human nature and nurture; honesty and deception; what it means to live with integrity when so much is so easily discredited ? it emerges as that rarest of discoveries: a truly gripping story.


Engrossing ...Docx's story has a pleasing vitality, and the strands of it set in St Petersburg are particularly compelling. This is a solid novel. --Daily Telegraph

Edward Docx may well be remembered for creating the Anglo-Russian family Novel.... I was genuinely amazed by the detail of Docx's St Petersburg its streets, canals, yards and back-street life. He does not just provide a realistic description of the city, but also allows the reader to experience it, with all its beauty and cruelty, similar to the style of Dostoevsky. All of Docx's St. Petersburg characters are believable, as are Gabriel's friends and acquaintances. --The Financial Times Magazine

Not since What a Carve Up! has there been such an absorbing indictment of the family. --Independent on Sunday

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