London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp
New
£7.99

London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

Supplied by: See other products by Myriad

Availability: In Stock

Overview

Quick Overview

Winner - QRG Best Book (Fiction) 2010
Winner - Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2010
Shortlisted - Polari First Book Prize 2010
Shortlisted - The Green Carnation Prize - 2010

Three men, three lives and three eras sinuously entwine in a dark, startling and unsettling narrative of sex, exploitation and dependence set against London's strangely constant gay underworld.

"London Triptych is, hands down, the most heart-wrenching and profound piece of literature I have read this year." - Pink Sheep Cafe

Paperback: 256 pages
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Description

Details

Jack Rose begins his apprenticeship as a rent boy with Alfred Taylor in the 1890s, and finds a life of pleasure and excess leads him to new friendships — most notably with the soon-to-be infamous Oscar Wilde. A century later, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence while waiting to be released from prison, addressing his story to the lover who betrayed him. Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s, the artist Colin Read tentatively explores his sexuality as he draws in preparation for his most ambitious painting yet — ‘London Triptych’.

Rent boys, aristocrats, artists and felons populate this bold debut as Jonathan Kemp skilfully interweaves the lives and loves of three very different men across the decades.

"London Triptych comes as close to what I would call a complete work of art as anything I have encountered so far this century... Kemp’s writing is gorgeous, clear and confident with a rich vein of metaphor, often approaching the poetic, yet never becoming overly effusive or strained. Seldom has a debut novel been so well organized or cleverly thought out with such near-perfect economy of expression, eschewing the inessential so as to evoke a world like no other." - Erotica for the Big Brain

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Myriad Editions (19 Aug. 2010)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-956251-53-4
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Additional Info

Additional Information

Code BTRIPT
ISBN 978-0-956251-53-4
Supplier Myriad

See other products by Myriad

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Review "London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp"

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

You may also like …

You may also be interested in the following product(s).