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Tornado Pratt

(1977)
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Tornado Pratt is the last of the old-style American tycoons, one who has lived his life with ferocious vigour through the vacillating fortunes of the twentieth-century USA. Paul Ableman's novel finds him in a hotel room at the end of his days, as he recounts via a dying monologue the events of his turbulent life. What is revealed, in a testimony full of jokes and surprises, is a brash, lustful, comic, profane, nave and sentimental man who, driven on by remorse, displays a wry and perceptive honesty about himself, even as his memories begin to merge with imaginings.

Often funny and sometimes moving, Tornado Pratt's voice is an unforgettable one in which he confronts his own mortality, and in which Paul Ableman gives us an astonishing, affecting and life-affirming story. Auberon Waugh called Tornado Pratt 'a magnificent and memorable novel'.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Tornado Pratt: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-929701-25-9 / 978-0-929701-25-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mcpherson & Co
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November 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Tornado Pratt
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-575-02387-2 / 978-0-575-02387-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Tornado Pratt
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-571-31486-4 / 978-0-571-31486-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Tornado Pratt
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-571-26916-8 / 978-0-571-26916-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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September 1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Tornado Pratt: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-929701-26-7 / 978-0-929701-26-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: McPherson
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Tornado Pratt
Author(s): Paul Ableman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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