Holiday

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Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.

As the upheaval in Mehring’s world increasingly resembles that in the country as a whole, it becomes clear that only a seismic shift in ideas and concrete action can avert annihilation.

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THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL
2019 marked the centenary of Stanley Middleton’s birth. Holiday, winner of the 1974 Booker Prize, remains the most celebrated and popular novel from ‘the Chekhov of suburbia’. Edwin Fisher has fled to a seaside resort of his childhood past to try to come to terms with the death of his baby son and the collapse of his marriage to Meg.

On this strange and lonely holiday, as he seeks to understand what went wrong, Edwin must find somea way to think about what he has been and decide upon where he can go next. ______________________________________’At first glance, or even at second, Stanley Middleton’s world is easily recognizable… The excellence of art, for Middleton, is an exact vision of real things as they are.

And because he is himself so exact an observer, his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour.’ A.S. Byatt’We need Stanley Middleton to remind us what the novel is about. Holiday is vintage Middleton…

One has to look at nineteenth-century writing for comparable storytelling.’ Sunday Times

 

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780099591924

Author

Middleton, Stanley

Publisher

Windmill Books

Binding

Paperback

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