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Absent Fathers

(1996)
A novel by

 
 
Guy Simpson works in the City of London. A young, brash, amoral Foreign Exchange dealer, he leads a life of hedonistic excess - of drugs and sex and alcohol - until two events serve to shatter his outlook, forever. First he discovers an ex-girlfriend is pregnant, then his beloved two-year-old niece becomes permanently brain-damaged. From these two junctures he spirals into despair and self-destructive savagery until, at the end, he tries to take life, and death, in hand.

Absent Fathers is an elegant, disturbing, erotic novel that addresses the confilcts of masculinity with a subtly philosophical wit, against the background of a marvellously realised modern London. It is as contentious as it is memorable.

Genre: Sagas

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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Absent Fathers
Author(s): Sean Thomas
ISBN: 0-595-00246-3 / 978-0-595-00246-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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July 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absent Fathers
Author(s): Sean Thomas
ISBN: 0-233-99003-8 / 978-0-233-99003-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
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