The Optimists

The Optimists

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/02/2006
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Synopsis

'ANDREW MILLER'S WRITING IS A SOURCE OF WONDER AND DELIGHT' Hilary Mantel

'ONE OF OUR MOST SKILFUL CHRONICLERS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND MIND' Sunday Times

'Exceptional'
Sunday Times

'Powerful and lively'
Financial Times

'A delight'
Time Out

The extraordinary fourth novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of Oxygen

In a world where people slaughter the innocent without mercy or retribution, how can we have faith in humanity, or the future?

Clem Glass, a photojournalist, returns from Africa to London convinced there is no hope for mankind. Yet after his sister falls ill and he takes her back to the West Country of their childhood, he cannot ignore the decency and kindness he encounters, or the pulse of goodness in his own heart. When news comes offering Clem the chance to confront the author of his nightmares, he must choose what sort of man to be.

PRAISE FOR ANDREW MILLER

'Unique, visionary, a master at unmasking humanity'
Sarah Hall

'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts'
Independent on Sunday

'A highly intelligent writer, both exciting and contemplative'
The Times

'A wonderful storyteller'
Spectator

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340825136
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm

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