'Be near me when my light is low,
When the blood creeps, and the nerves prick
And tingle; and the heart is sick . . .'
In a small Scottish parish, an English priest is stalked by the fear of scandal, class hatred and lost ideals.
Over the Spring and Summer of 2003, Father David becomes friends with two young people, Mark and Lisa: by the year's end his life is the focus of public hysteria.
As he looks back to his childhood, and to Oxford in the fever of student revolt, Father David begins to reconsider the central events of his life, and to see what may have happened to the political hopes of his generation.
Meanwhile, religious warfare breaks out on his doorstep.
Publication date: 17/08/2006
Publisher: Faber And Faber
|Publication date:||17th August 2006|
|Publisher:||Faber And Faber|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain and the part it plays in the world. He has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is editor at large of the London Review of Books and he lives in London. Author photo © BroaddaylightMore About Andrew O'Hagan