Telescope is a startlingly original and moving book, a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a connoisseur of vicarious experience.
This title features truth, imagination and the consolations of gossip. Daniel Brennan, approaching the premature end of his life, retreats to a room in his brother's suburban house. To divert himself and to entertain Ellen, his carer, he writes the journal that is Telescope, blurring truth, gossip and fiction in vignettes of his own life and the lives of those close to him.
Above all he focuses on his siblings: mercurial Celia, whose life as a teacher in Italy seems to have run aground, and kindly Charlie, the entrepreneur of the family. Enriched with remarkable anecdotes and observations on topics ranging from tattoos and Tokyo street fashion to early French photography.
Publication date: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Sort of Books
|Publication date:||2nd June 2011|
|Publisher:||Sort of Books|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jonathan Buckley is the author of six highly praised novels, including Contact and So He Takes the Dog. Jonathan lives in Hove, Sussex.More About Jonathan Buckley