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ISBN
9781784631109
Extent
192pp
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
15-Nov-17
Publication Status
Forthcoming
Subject
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Trim Size
198 x 129mm

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Two Sketches of Disjointed Happiness

Synopsis

“One can either do this or do that … do it or not do it – you will regret both.” Søren Kierkegaard

A bench looking out onto the harbour on the French-Spanish border; a cash-strapped existence strolling the sunbaked streets and promenades of Seville, or the cold embrace of the daily grind back in hometown USA; Granville, cut adrift in Europe, has a choice to make.

His solution is not to.

It is a life here, or a life there. As some semblance of one emerges, another grows across the Atlantic, until these two lives Granville never had both collapse around him.

This daring and experimental novel addresses the existential dilemma of location; how the regret of a choice not made overpowers the satisfaction of one taken; an antithesis on taking decisions, yet a manifesto on living them.





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