Title THE OUTCAST Signed, Lined & Dated.
Book Condition New. Fine.
Jacket Condition New. Fine.
Edition First Edition. First Printing.
Publisher United Kingdom. Chatto and Windus. 2008
0701181753 / 9780701181758
Inscription Signed, Lined & Dated by Sadie Jones.
Item Number 673799
Impressive debut by Sadie Jones, compared by some to Ian McEwan. A fine first edition, first printing, signed and first-lined and dated to the title page by Sadie Jones.
PRAISE FOR THE OUTCAST
A wonderfully assured first novel. Guardian
The prose is elegant and spare, but the story it reveals is raw and explosive… Devastatingly good. Daily Mail
The Outcast grips from page one… Jones has captured the stultifying morals and mores of Fifties English middle-class life with satisfying accuracy. Publishing News
Set in post WWII suburban London, this superb debut novel charts the downward spiral and tortured redemption of a young man shattered by loss. The war is over, and Lewis Aldridge is getting used to having his father, Gilbert, back in the house. Things hum along splendidly until Lewis’s mother drowns, casting the 10-year-old into deep isolation…Jones’s prose is fluid, and Lewis’s suffering comes across as achingly real. Publishers Weekly
A confident, suspenseful and affecting first novel, delivered in cool, precise, distinctive prose. Kirkus