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Vulgar Things

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
The second novel from Lee Rourke, author of the cult hit The Canal.

Jon Michaels - a divorced, disaffected and fatigued editor living a nondescript life in North London - wakes one morning to a phone call informing him that his uncle has been found dead in his caravan on Canvey Island. Dismissed from his job only the day before and hung-over, Jon reluctantly agrees to sort through his uncle's belongings and clear out the caravan. What follows is a quixotic week on Canvey as Jon, led on by desire and delusion, purposeful but increasingly disorientated, unfolds a disturbing secret, ever more enchanted by the island - its landscape and its atmosphere.

Haunted and haunting, Vulgar Things is part mystery, part romance, part odyssey: a novel in which the menial entrances and the banal compels.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Rourke is on his way to becoming the J.G Ballard of Southend-on-Sea." - Deborah Levy


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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: VULGAR THINGS
Author(s): Rourke
ISBN: 0-00-754253-4 / 978-0-00-754253-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
ISBN: 0-00-754251-8 / 978-0-00-754251-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
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July 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Vulgar Things
Author(s): Lee Rourke
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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