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Sandstorm by Henry Shukman

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Former foreign correspondent Charles Mortimer is all washed up, living a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan, wondering how things could have gone so wrong for him. A chance discovery of a newspaper obituary takes him back to the beginning of his career, when he was a young, hopeful man reporting from the Sahara Desert in the company of beautiful French photographer Celeste Dumas. The two narrowly escape death by bullet, grenade, thirst and heatstroke and, ultimately, drowning. By the end of their adventure, Mortimer has begun his life as a successful, cynical journalist. Fifteen years roll by, and Mortimer finds himself again in Algeria, where he perpetrates the great error of his professional life and realizes, finally, what it was he lost so long ago in the desert wastes. By the winner of the Author's Club First Novel Award, Guardian First Book Award and The Times First Book Award.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099468493
ISBN-10: 0099468492
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 16-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Features a collection of poems. From a lonely mother attempting to learn the piano to a ski-jump that never ends, from a redemptive encounter with horses on a cold day to a miraculous bowl of chicken soup, these poems display a vibrancy and variety rarely seen in contemporary poetry.

Archangel by Henry Shukman Archangel, Paperback (March 2013)

With poems on loss and mortality, on love in difficult circumstances, and on the familiar themes of childhood and family relationships, this book tells the stories of many journeys - from loss back into love - and the migrations of the author's Jewish grandparents are echoed in his own move with his wife and family from England to New Mexico.

Lost City by Henry Shukman Lost City, Paperback (February 2008)

* A thrilling, beautifully written novel about a young man's quest for a lost city in Peru - recalls Alex Garland's THE BEACH

Darien Dogs by Henry Shukman Darien Dogs, Paperback (June 2005)

Jim Rogers once had everything: a successful career, a beautiful woman, a Manhattan penthouse and more money than he knew what to do with. He realised that the prostitute he'd just been with had stolen his wallet. Though it wasn't the money he was worried about but a sheet of folded paper, which he'd just been given by the mysterious Albert Jones.

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Author Biography - Henry Shukman

Henry Shukman's first poetry collection, In Doctor No's Garden, was a Book of the Year in the Guardian and The Times and won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second poetry collection, Archangel, has garnered much critical acclaim. He was Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust and currently lives in New Mexico.

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