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The award-winning, magical first novel by acclaimed poet John Fuller

WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

John Fuller's first novel opens with the arrival of church agent Vane on a remote Welsh island where he is to investigate the disappearance of pilgrims visiting its sacred well. While Vane looks for clues and corpses the local Abbot seaches for the location of the soul. Magical and poetic, Flying to Nowhere awakens our secret hopes and fears and our need to believe in miracles.

Reviews

A masterpiece

Sunday Telegraph

As rich and exciting as Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, but deeper and more disturbing...It begins as a murder mystery but ends in a revelation of deeper mysteries of death and rebirth

New York Times

Highly imaginative

Guardian

A short, charged and imaginative fable-cum-murder-mystery which uses [Fuller's] gift for narrative and for elaborate metaphor to great effect

Sunday Times

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  • Paperback

    9780099922605

    December 1, 1992

    Vintage

    112 pages

    RRP $18.99

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