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Description - Phone by Will Self

A wildly entertaining new novel brilliantly skewering our contemporary world, from our fiercest writer.

'A five-hundred-quid worry bead - and all I worry about is losing the bloody thing . . . '

Dementia-addled, 78-year-old antipsychiatrist Dr Zack Busner, turfed out of his home by his ungrateful progeny, is no longer certain of anything - except the persistent ringing of the phone in his pocket. Meanwhile, his autistic grandson Ben, drowning in conspiracy theories as he investigates the ruse known as the Iraq war, is urgently calling. Elsewhere, MI6 agent Jonathan De'Ath (aka the Butcher) is trying to conceal the one secret he knows will ruin him - his affair with tank commander Colonel Gawain Thomas, whose unit is busy shooting up Iraq. And somewhere a phone is ringing . . .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141046396
ISBN-10: 0141046392
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Will Self

Will Self is the author of many novels and books of non-fiction, including Great Apes, The Book of Dave, How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002, The Butt, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2008, Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2012, and Shark. He lives in south London.

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