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All That Man Is David Szalay

All That Man Is By David Szalay

All That Man Is by David Szalay


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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZENine 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.

All That Man Is Summary

All That Man Is: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 by David Szalay

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE 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.

All That Man Is Reviews

"All That Man Is... looks increasingly like the masterpiece of British fiction from the past few years." -- David Sexton * Evening Standard *
"David Szalay pushed at the fault lines between the novel and short story form in All That Man Is linked tales of European masculinity in crisis, whose effect is monumentally bleak, but which contain some of the best prose to be found in English this year." -- Justine Jordan * Guardian Books of the Year *
"Szalay's writing is exact and true and always subtly intelligent; this book is bracing and thrilling and chilling." -- Tessa Hadley
"It's a rare and wonderous event when a novel changes the way you look at the world around you; and this was the case with [All That Man Is]... A worthy winner of the Gordon Burn Prize this year. Gordon Burn would have loved it. Say no more." -- William Boyd * New Statesman, Book of the Year *
"There is everything to relish about this intelligent, moving, thoroughly European search for the meaning of life ... It's hard to imagine reading a better book this year." -- Melissa Katsoulis * Times *

About David Szalay

David Szalay is the author of four previous works of fiction: Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Born in Canada, he grew up in London, and now lives in Budapest.

Additional information

GOR008263699
9780099593690
0099593696
All That Man Is: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 by David Szalay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2017-04-06
448
Winner of The Plimpton Prize for Fiction 2016 2016 (UK) Winner of Gordon Burn Prize 2016 (UK) Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016 (UK)
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