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The Society of Others

(2004)
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He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. The narrator of THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS is an alienated young man who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his family off his back, he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure around Europe. But his journey soon turns into an orgy of violence. With all the pace and thrust of a thriller, THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS is also a moral fable, bursting with art, poetry, music and ideas. A journey. Just not the usual kind. I'm not a bad person. I'm a bad person. I didn't mean to kill the man in the reading room. I did mean to kill the man in the reading room. What happened afterwards wasn't my fault, don't blame me. It was my fault. Blame me. He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. It's a journey. Just not the usual kind.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A novel I would dearly love to have written... Exciting, funny, wise, and beautifully written... Nicholson has to my mind established himself with this first work of adult fiction as one of the best novelists around." - Piers Paul Read

"Extraordinary, a sort of wild combination of Kafka and THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ... The reader will not escape unchanged." - Jill Paton Walsh


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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 0-385-51327-5 / 978-0-385-51327-2 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Society of Others
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ISBN: 0-385-66084-7 / 978-0-385-66084-6 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Society of Others, The
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 0-385-60682-6 / 978-0-385-60682-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Society Of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 1-78416-095-4 / 978-1-78416-095-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 0-385-66085-5 / 978-0-385-66085-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Society of Others: A Novel
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 1-4000-7821-0 / 978-1-4000-7821-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Society Of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 0-552-77202-X / 978-0-552-77202-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
ISBN: 1-4193-2678-3 / 978-1-4193-2678-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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January 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Society of Others
Author(s): William Nicholson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Society of Others: A Novel
Author(s): William Nicholson
Publisher: Anchor
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