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Sugar and Rum (Norton Paperback Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own imagination sparked by an encounter with two old army colleagues: Thompson, down-and-out and homeless; and Slater, a fabulously wealthy entrepreneur. In trying to heal old wounds, Benson unleashes a plan that just may blow up in his face. "There is a violent resolution to this obsessive and provocative novel that examines the abscesses and abysses beneath the violence of urban life and offers a quixotic personal answer." — [London] "Fine descriptive writing and spirited humanity." — Published for the first time in the United States Booker Prize-winning author of

Synopsis:

A "powerfully done" () and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning .

About the Author

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393318906
Author:
Unsworth, Barry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
England
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
England Fiction.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Teachers -- England.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25x5.46x.61 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A "powerfully done" () and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning .
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