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Unforgettable first novel about lonely and eccentric lord. The 5th Duke of Portland is a Victorian misfit, a man who spends his time and wealth creating a network of tunnels beneath his Nottinghamshire estate. As he withdraws further from society he falls prey to his lonely self-absorption and to the mercy of his household staff. His rare appearances are misinterpreted and local gossip has inflated his eccentricities into sinister deformities. No one, not even he, understands his most persistent ache, a pain of absence that no amount of tunnelling or searching can bring to light.
Mick Jackson, geb. 1960 ist ein britischer Autor. Dieses Buch, mit dem er auf der Shortlist des Man Booker Prize war, beruht lose auf der Geschichte des exzentrischen Herzogs William John Cavendish Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck. “Whilst there are little moments of humour, to me this is essentially the most moving and powerful study of the loneliness of an individual, and his mental decline. Absolute genius!” (Leserin) (44 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 276 Seiten noch günstig?