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Telescope

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Synopsis

Telescope by Jonathan Buckley

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.

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An author at the very top of his game * Press Association * Jonathan Buckley's style has a surprising humanity and patience that verges on the feminine ... the result is brave, unsettling and brilliant * The Independent *


About the Author

Jonathan Buckley

Jonathan Buckley is the author of six highly praised novels, including Contact and So He Takes the Dog.

Jonathan lives in Hove, Sussex.

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Publication date

2nd June 2011

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Jonathan Buckley

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336 pages

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Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780956308627

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