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Extinctions
Extinctions
Wilson, Josephine2018
Articles
He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings.
Main title:
Extinctions / Josephine Wilson.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Serpent's Tail, 2018.
Collation:
280 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9781788160766 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
BRN:
2623552
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