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Mortality Professor Nicholas Royle

Mortality By Professor Nicholas Royle

Mortality by Professor Nicholas Royle


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Summary

A goalkeeper is frozen solid in a moment of ecstasy as he makes his perfect save. A young man finds himself drawn into the asphyxiation fantasies of his deceased uncle. From Amsterdam to Devon and from Naples to New York, this book contains stories which feature a parade of mad women, male neurotics, lovesick morticians, and psychotic killers.

Mortality Summary

Mortality by Professor Nicholas Royle

An amateur goalkeeper is frozen solid in a moment of ecstasy as he makes his perfect save. A young man finds himself drawn into the auto-erotic asphyxiation fantasies of his deceased uncle. Two men hunt the elusive Scottish wildcat, one of them a cuckold, the other his cuckolder. A photographer navigates the rapids of London?s fashion-media elite and struggles to remain afloat in a sea of drugs. From Amsterdam to deepest Devon, from Naples to New York, and from all corners of London to Manchester?s Northern Quarter, these stories feature a parade of mad women, male neurotics, lovesick morticians, frustrated pizza waiters and psychotic serial killers. Like a funnier Ian McEwan or a kinder Will Self, Nicholas Royle?s tales are skewed vignettes of the way we live now.

Mortality Reviews

?Menacing and uncanny? effortlessly shifting persona and setting? enigmatic and resonant? Guardian ?Something unexpected, sense of what it is to be human and fallible and to be in constant emotional pain. Nicholas Royle is so accomplished a novelist of the uncanny and messed-up? The stories are best read one at a time (because they are disturbing). At the same time, they cohere beautifully; they share a tone, a way of seeing? Time Out ?Part Raymond Chandler, more Geoff Dyer, the 20 tales tackle life and death (mostly death) in a neo-noir spectrum of page-turning suspense. Hardboiled sensibilities and several self-aware homages to genre, aptly showcase Royle?s maudlin wit? Dazed & Confused ?Just beautiful? Independent

About Professor Nicholas Royle

Nicholas Royle was born in Manchester in 1963. He is the author of five novels, including Antwerp. An assiduous champion of the short story, he has written more than 100 tales, which have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines. His latest collection is Mortality, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. He has edited twelve anthologies, including A Book of Two Halves and The Time Out Book of New York Short Stories. He lives in Manchester with his wife and two children, where he teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Additional information

GOR004119156
9781852424763
1852424761
Mortality by Professor Nicholas Royle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
20061030
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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