Engleby

£8.99

ISBN: 9780099458272 Author: Faulks, Sebastian Publisher: Vintage, Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 5th January 2008 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 342 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970’s, he is a university student, having survived a ‘traditional’ school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a witheringly frank account of English education.

Mike Engleby has a secret…

This is the story of Mike Engleby, a working-class boy who wins a place at an esteemed English university. But with the disappearance of Jennifer, the undergraduate Engleby admires from afar, the story turns into a mystery of gripping power. Sebastian Faulks’s new novel is a bolt from the blue, unlike anything he has ever written before: contemporary, demotic, heart-wrenching – and funny, in the deepest shade of black.

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