As Martin Blom walks to his car one evening, he is shot and consequently loses his sight. His surgeon tells him to expect feelings of shock, depression and self-pity. But while in the clinic gardens one evening, something miraculous happens.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"We are in the dark side of the brain--full of grief and deliciously strange comedy. I've never read anything like it." - Michael Ondaatje


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Used availability for Rupert Thomson's The Insult

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-517-26778-0 / 978-0-517-26778-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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August 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-679-44672-9 / 978-0-679-44672-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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February 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-7475-2379-7 / 978-0-7475-2379-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 1-4088-3318-2 / 978-1-4088-3318-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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June 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Insult (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-7475-7462-6 / 978-0-7475-7462-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-679-78150-1 / 978-0-679-78150-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-7475-2601-X / 978-0-7475-2601-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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March 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0-7475-2623-0 / 978-0-7475-2623-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Insult
Author(s): Rupert Thomson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK