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Martin John

(2015)
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Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
Martin John must put a stop to it. They have an agreement, he and Mam. Get out to Aunty Noanie on Wednesday. Stop talking rubbish. Don't go near the buses and don't go down on the Tube. Keep yourself on the outside. Get a job at night. Get a job at night or else I'll come for ya. But Martin John can't stop. Meddlers are interrupting him and Martin John doesn't like Meddlers. If he's interrupted he can't complete his circuits; if he can't complete his circuits, bad things may happen. That's a fact. Written with all the electrifying humour of her award-winning debut Malarky, exhibiting a startling grasp of the loops and obsessions of a molester's mind, Martin John is a testament to Anakana Schofield's skill and audacity - and stands as a brilliant, Beckettian exploration of a man's long slide into deviancy.

    

Praise for this book

"Profane, strange, hilarious, and necessary, Martin John is a beguiling triumph." - Patrick deWitt


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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Martin John
Author(s): Anakana Schofield
ISBN: 1-908276-66-5 / 978-1-908276-66-7 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Martin John
Author(s): Anakana Schofield
ISBN: 1-77196-034-5 / 978-1-77196-034-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Biblioasis
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February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Martin John (Shortlisted for the Goldsmith Prize)
Author(s): Anakana Schofield
Publisher: And Other Stories
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Martin John
Author(s): Anakana Schofield
Publisher: Biblioasis
Availability: Amazon CA