SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR


SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR

P. H. NEWBY    Book Number: 87726    Product format: Paperback

Set in the Egypt of 1956 during the Suez Crisis, this vividly exciting novel boasts a wonderful sense of place. It is not the best place to mislay your background, have a mysteriously motivated love affair, or sort out the oddities of an old friend's death. Townrow is in Port Said, summoned by the widow of his deceased friend Elie Khoury. She is convinced that Elie was murdered, but nobody seems to agree with her. What about Leah Strauss, the mistress? And the invading British paratroopers? Only an Englishman, surely, would take for granted that the British have behaved themselves. In this weirdly disorientating world, Townrow is forced towards a re-examination of the basic rules by which he has been living his life, and into the realisation that he too may have something to answer for. The hero in his own estimation is "a bit of a crook". Winner of the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969, the novel is humorous, macabre and beautifully intricate. 285pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780571348275
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