Oxygen

by Andrew Miller

Oxygen Synopsis

Shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel of the Year Award In the summer of 1997, four people reach a turning point: Alice Valentine, who lies gravely ill in her West Country home; her two sons, one still searching for a sense of direction, the other fighting to keep his acting career and marriage afloat; and Laszlo Lazar, who leads a comfortable life in Paris yet is plagued by his memories of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. For each, the time has come to assess what matters in life, and all will be forced to take part in an act of liberation - though not necessarily the one foreseen.

Oxygen Press Reviews

His prose is perfectly balanced, both beautiful and exact * The Times * Miller's use of imagery is always unexpected, sometimes astonishing ... it is also impossible to put down * Independent on Sunday * Miller's use of imagery is always unexpected, sometimes astonishing ... it is also impossible to put down * Independent on Sunday * Highly accomplished ... breathe in and enjoy * Spectator * Highly accomplished ... breathe in and enjoy * Spectator *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340728260
Publication date: 20th June 2002
Author: Andrew Miller
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller's first novel, Ingenious Pain, was published by Sceptre in 1997 and greeted as the debut of an outstanding new writer. It won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for the best foreign novel published in Italy. It has been followed by Casanova, Oxygen, which was shortlisted for the both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award in 2001, The Optimists, One Morning Like A Bird, Pure, which won the Costa Book of the Year Award 2011, and The Crossing. Andrew Miller's novels have been published in ...

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