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In Extremis

(2017)
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In Extremis is one of the most implacable, but also one of the funniest, novels about death and family you will ever read. Thomas knows there is something he needs to say to his mother before she dies. But will he reach her in time? And will he have the courage to say what he couldn’t say before? His phone is buzzing, his mind is racing, and he can’t concentrate on the significance of what is happening. Should he try to solve his friend’s family crisis? Should he reconsider his separation from his wife? Why does he feel so utterly confused and paralysed?

In his most exhilarating book to date, Tim Parks explores how profoundly our present identity is rooted in our family past. Can we ever really change?

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A thrillingly unsentimental - thrilling because unsentimental - meditation on every aspect and orifice of the human body." - David Shields

"This is what a novel should be - gutsy, moving, funny, tragic, true - and with a syntax to die for. Tim Parks is in a league of his own. He makes every other English author of his generation look lame." - Henry Sutton

"In Extremis is simply spellbinding and quite unique in my reading experience; very funny and very existential, compact and chatty, complicated and raw. Parks has written a masterpiece." - Per Wästberg


Used availability for Tim Parks's In Extremis

Hardback Editions

March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
ISBN: 1-911215-70-1 / 978-1-911215-70-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
ISBN: 1-78470-597-7 / 978-1-78470-597-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
ISBN: 1-78706-201-5 / 978-1-78706-201-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
ISBN: 1-78706-237-6 / 978-1-78706-237-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Extremis
Author(s): Tim Parks
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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