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“A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella.”—James Joyce, Ulysses


Audrey Death—feminist, socialist and munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal—falls ill with encephalitis lethargica as the epidemic rages across Europe, killing a third of its victims and condemning a further third to living death.


Under the curious eyes of psychiatrist Dr. Zack Busner, assumed mental patient Audrey Death lies supine in bed above a spring grotto that she has made every one of the forty-nine years she has resided in Friern Mental Hospital.


Now retired, Dr. Busner travels waywardly across North London in search of the truth about that tumultuous summer when he awoke the post-encephalitic patients under his care using a new and powerful drug.

Weaving together a dense tapestry of consciousness and lived life across an entire century, in his latest and most ambitious novel, Will Self takes up the challenge of Modernism and reveals how it—and it alone—can unravel new and unsettling truths about our world and how it came to be.

About the Author

Will Self is the author of six short-story collections, a book of novellas, eight novels, and six collections of journalism. His work has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in London.

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jeffreyralford, April 5, 2015 (view all comments by jeffreyralford)
Will Self's UMBRELLA is an absolute triumph, and it makes me deeply sad that not enough people noticed it or gave it a good chance. Umbrella features three stream-of-consciousness threads from three different timelines. Self actually jumps between threads in mid-sentence. And better yet, Self teaches his readers how to follow this wild concept. Joyce would be proud.
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