New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Darkmans

Darkmans

(2007)
(The third book in the Thames Gateway series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From the award-winning author of 'Clear 'comes an epic novel of startling originality. If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favourite pastime was to burn people alive -- for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of -- uh -- salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier? 'Darkmans' is a very modern book, set in Ashford (a ridiculously modern town), about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark -- quite unspeakable -- into its ear. 'Darkmans' is the third of Nicola Barker's visionary narratives of the Thames Gateway. Following on from 'Wide Open' (winner Dublin IMPAC award 2000) and 'Behindlings' it confirms Nicola Barker as one of Britain's most original and exciting literary talents.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Nicola Barker's Darkmans

Paperback Editions

January 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-719363-7 / 978-0-00-719363-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2007 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-06-157521-6 / 978-0-06-157521-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-727017-8 / 978-0-00-727017-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-727354-1 / 978-0-00-727354-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2007 : UK Perfect Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-719362-9 / 978-0-00-719362-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-781069-5 / 978-0-00-781069-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Darkmans
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon