Gerald Samper is a ghost writer to the stars: rock singers, racing drivers and ski champions. And to Millie Cleat, the monstrous one-armed sailor, whose round the world voyage has made her the toast of Britain, and who has become the poster-girl for the Deep Blues, a mystical and nutty environmental group. Gerald pines for greater things, however, and would prefer to write the memoirs of Max Christ, the celebrated conductor. While he schemes to land this unattainable catch, he muses hilariously and viciously on the world of which he is such an unwilling part, looking out from his Tuscan hilltop and pining for his neighbour Marta, offspring of a crime family from Voynovia, who disappeared one day into thin air. Has she been the subject of a 'rendition'? Meanwhile, some oceanographers are planning revenge on Millie Cleat for her destruction of their greatest coup. Gerald convinces her that she has seen the face of Neptune in the depths ...
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From the winner of the BBC TV's alternative Booker Prize, Bookered Out, comes a new satirical novel featuring the anti-hero of his wonderful Cooking with Fernet Branca.About the Author:
James Hamilton-Paterson lives in Tuscany, and is not a ghost.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0571229395
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0571229395
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London, 2006. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 307 Seiten neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 223901 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 360. Codice libro della libreria 117761