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  • Published: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099274841
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

Adultery And Other Diversions




Drawing on anecdote, autobiography, and an extraordinary range of reading, novelist Tim Parks has fused together essay and narrative to create a beguillingly new reading experience, at once charming, gripping and intellectuarlly mind-blowing. Whether he is exploring ghosts or First World Ware heroes, Indian gods or Verona Football Club, adultery or the EC, each piece moves with masterful assurance towards those moments of illumination when finally we appreciate, if only fleetingly, the relationship between our most intimate experiences and the larger world of ideas, and in so doing grasp the principles that underlie our modern way of life.

  • Pub date: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099274841
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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