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The Oversight

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel (nominee)
A flawless fictional debut from a great young writer; In 1983, an ordinary teenager called Daniel Rathbone fell in love, spurned a friend, and stumbled on the ability to see in the dark. On his twenty-fifth birthday, Daniel is bequeathed a second no less unusual gift - a Victorian writing box, the legacy of his father and the repository of his youthful secrets, and of his current feelings of guilt. When a visit from the once-spurned friend, Carey Schumacher, coincides with the death of a contemporary, Daniel's peculiar endowments are enlisted to make lasting sense of lost time and place. From Bath to Brixton, from the 1960s to the 90s, The Oversight follows a trail of thwarted and victorious affections. It is an intently comic tale of vision and delusion; of family, friendship and desertion; and of the divisively cruel need to belong. A multi-layered debut of distinction.

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Hardback Editions

March 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Oversight
Author(s): Will Eaves
ISBN: 0-330-48139-8 / 978-0-330-48139-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oversight
Author(s): Will Eaves
ISBN: 0-330-48140-1 / 978-0-330-48140-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Oversight
Author(s): Will Eaves
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK