'Diary of a Victorian Colonial and other Tales', M. G. Sanchez's second book of fiction, consists of three pieces centred on the themes of emotional and geographical displacement. The first and longest of these is set in late nineteenth-century Gibraltar, a British outpost known throughout Christendom for the intemperance of its military men and the contrabanding conducted by its civilian classes. Into this fin-de-siècle world enters Charles Bestman, an Anglo-Gibraltarian returning home after twenty-five years of exile in mainland Britain. What is the infamous criminal stain that follows Bestman's name and why is he so reluctant to let anyone know about his past? The exilic connection continues in 'Intermission' and 'Roman Ruins', two modern-day tales which explore the problems faced by individuals when trying to recreate themselves outside their home environment.
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M. G. Sanchez was born and bred on the Rock of Gibraltar. He studied at the University of Leeds, where he obtained a PhD in English literature in 2004. He has written various works of fiction and non-fiction about his home town. For more information, please visit www.mgsanchez.net or www.facebook.com/mgsanchezgibraltar
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Descrizione libro Rock Scorpion Books, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 262 pages. 8.00x0.66x5.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0955246563
Descrizione libro Rock Scorpion Books, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0955246563