All That Man Is: Shortlisted For the Man Booker Prize 2016

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There are nine men in this book, and they think they have unique stories. But really, aren’t they all the same man? Each of them is searching, reaching, not quite grasping their situations. None of them is at home. They are alone in the edgelands of Europe, and the stakes are bewilderingly high. And so these nine lives form an ingenious novel, in which David Szalay expertly plots a dark predicament for the 21st century man. It’s not a joke. Life is not a joke.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE EDGE HILL READER’S CHOICE AWARD

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.

Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of 21st-century manhood.

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Weight 0.309 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

441

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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