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Phone

(2017)
(The third book in the Umbrella Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
The new novel from Booker-shortlisted Will Self completes his trilogy, begun with Umbrella, and continued with Shark—a highly praised exploration of technology and psychopathology from World War I to WikiLeaks, a story of love, death, and madness

Published to rave reviews in the United Kingdom, Phone tells the story of two men: Zack Busner and Jonathan De’Ath. Busner is a psychiatrist who has made his name through his unorthodox treatment of psychological damage, such as giving the controversial drug L-DOPA to patients ravaged by encephalitis, or administering LSD to World War II PTSD-sufferers. But now Busner’s own mind is fraying: Alzheimer’s is shredding his memory and his newest possession is a shiny smartphone given to him by his introverted grandson Ben. Meanwhile, Jonathan De’Ath, aka “the Butcher,” is an MI6 man who remains a mystery even to those closest to him, be it his washed-up old university lecturer father, his jumbling-bumbling mother, his hippy-dippy brothers, his spooky colleagues or multitudinous lovers. All of De’Ath’s acquaintances apply the “Butcher” epithet to him, and perhaps there is only one person who thinks of him with tenderness, a man he keeps top secret, encrypted in the databanks of his steely mind: Colonel Gawain Thomas, husband, father, highly-trained tank commander, and Jonathan De’Ath’s long-time lover. As Busner’s mind totters and Jonathan and Gawain’s affair teeters, they come to face the interconnectedness of all lives, online and off, while an irritating phone continues to ring… ring… ring…

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-8021-2537-9 / 978-0-8021-2537-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-670-91859-8 / 978-0-670-91859-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-8021-2921-8 / 978-0-8021-2921-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Phone (181 POCHE)
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-14-104639-2 / 978-0-14-104639-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-670-91860-1 / 978-0-670-91860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-68441-208-0 / 978-1-68441-208-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
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July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-5100-7643-3 / 978-1-5100-7643-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phone
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Penguin
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