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1788160762
Book:Extinctions; Josephine Wilson:2018 Extinctions; Josephine Wilson
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Author: Wilson, Josephine
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2018
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781788160766
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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.
Additional information: 280 pages, 22 cm, hbk
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