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The Caves of Alienation

(1977)
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The Caves of Alienation is a story of unfolding revelation about the difficult, fascinating character of Caradock. His family made their fortune from the industry of Wales, but his cosseted childhood in the Welsh valleys only fuelled his desire to leave, and his efforts to escape are explored through the multi-voiced narrative. Then there are his crucial first encounters with sex, his literary success in London and his final withdrawal to Wales. But it is the riveting manner of the telling which gives The Caves of Alienation its virtuosity. It is told from a variety of viewpoints, some conflicting, all interrelated. Friends and enemies, literary rivals, lovers, critics, the 'official biography' even television and radio documentaries jostle each other in the narrative with their own (sometimes feigning) fragments of truth. Caradock's own novels and essays play a vital part in the story. All this makes for an exhilarating, kaleidoscopic read, funny and profound by turns, yet never flinching in its portrayal of Caradock and his deepest preoccupations. The phrase tour de force is a tired one, but it has seldom been more justified than in the case of this exceptional novel.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Caves of Alienation
Author(s): Stuart Evans
ISBN: 0-09-128590-9 / 978-0-09-128590-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Caves of Alienation (Library of Wales)
Author(s): Stuart Evans
ISBN: 1-905762-95-X / 978-1-905762-95-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Parthian Books
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February 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Caves of Alienation
Author(s): Stuart Evans
ISBN: 1-905762-53-4 / 978-1-905762-53-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Parthian Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Caves of Alienation
Author(s): Stuart Evans
Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
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