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A stowaway aboard Noah's Ark gives us his account of the Voyage - a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version - which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors who place him in a cruel dilemma. An ecclesiastical court in medieval France hears a bizarre case . . . Barnes creates a kaleidoscope of narrative voices - from fiction and fact, painting and snatches of autobiography - that comes slowly and compellingly into focus.

'You will want to read it again and again, and why not? There's nothing around to touch it.' Anne Smith, Literary Review

'There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays . . . storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' Financial Times

'Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' Nadine Gordimer

Synopsis:

A fictional history of the world in which stories echo each other as themes deepen and images recur. The author also wrote "Metroland" for which he won the 1981 Somerset Maughan Award and "Flaubert's Parrot" which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize.

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ISBN:
9780330313995
Author:
BARNES, JULIAN
Publisher:
PAN MACMILLAN
Location:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PICADOR BOOKS
Publication Date:
19900727
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
309
Dimensions:
197 x 130 in.

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Product details 309 pages PAN MACMILLAN - English 9780330313995 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fictional history of the world in which stories echo each other as themes deepen and images recur. The author also wrote "Metroland" for which he won the 1981 Somerset Maughan Award and "Flaubert's Parrot" which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize.
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