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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Used availability for Will Eaves's The Oversight
March 2001 : UK Hardback
March 2002 : UK Paperback
June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Oversight
Author(s): Will Eaves
Availability: Amazon UK