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The Memory Man


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Lisa Appignanesi's bestselling fiction includes Sanctuary and The Dead of Winter (Bantam) as well as The Things We Do for Love, A Good Women, Dreams of Innocence and Memory and Desire (HarperCollins); nonfiction includes Losing the Dead (Chatto/Vintage) and Cabaret (new ed Yale 2004).


'The way she intertwines past and present, nightmare and social comedy, brutal suffering and contemporary flirtation is adroit and elegant... everyone will read with horror and fascination'

-- Edmund White

'Makes us question how memories are made, and fates formed'

-- Gillian Slovo

'Stunning - it really stayed with me'

-- Helen Kennedy QC * Books of the Year, The Guardian *

'Clever, unexpectedly funny and pegs along at a thrillerish pace'

* Daily Mail *

'This novel delivers. The style is lean, evocative, and highly readable. The characters are sympathetic and believable. The plot is a delicate thread as strong as a fishing line and as capable of reeling in.'

* Toronto Globe and Mail *

'What gives this wonderfully sparse book its tension and grasp are the clashes between two movements - like two cymbals being brought together, the movement backwards of memory, and the movement forward of consequences. And so it speaks history, and one cannot stop listening'

-- John Berger

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