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Byron Easy: A Novel

Byron Easy: A Novel

Author Jude Cook
Publisher Pegasus
Publication Date 2014-01-07
Section New Hardcover - Fiction
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781605984919

By a daring new literary talent, High Fidelity meets London Fields in an exuberant debut novel following one man's terminal train journey home.

It's December 24th, 1999. Byron Easy, a poverty-stricken poet, half-drunk and suicidal, sits on a train at King's Cross Station waiting to depart. In his lap is a backpack containing his remaining worldly goods—an empty wine bottle, a few books, a handful of crumpled banknotes. As the journey commences he conjures memories (both painful and euphoric) of the recent past, of his rollercoaster London life, and, most distressingly, of Mandy—his half-Spanish Amazonian wife—in an attempt to make sense of his terrible—and ordinary—predicament.

What has led him to this point? Where are his friends, his family, his wife? What has happened to his dreams? And what disturbing plan awaits him at the end of his journey?

Byron Easy is an epic, baroque, sprawling masterpiece of a novel—a unique portrait of love and marriage, of the flux of memory, and of England in the dying days of the twentieth century from a young British writer of exceptional promise.

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