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The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased)

by Marie Gameson

The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) Synopsis

The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) explores the painful themes of having to grieve for someone who is not yet dead, and trying to find one's identity through an absent father. Winifred Rigby follows a Zen-like path of serenity and detachment, whilst leaving havoc in her wake. When Fred, a stranger haunted by poltergeist activity, contacts Winnie, he insists that stories she wrote as a teenager hold the key to his supernatural problems, and she is forced to renew acquaintance with her younger self. Where will it all lead?

The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) Press Reviews

Win is an intriguing woman who draws you in with her obvious intelligence and incredible tolerance towards her stifling family. Meanwhile old friends and foes from Win's past pop up with curious regularity, mysteriously seeming as bewildering to Win as they are to the reader. Is it all a conspiracy? Or is no one quite who they seem to be? Win knows it will be better if only she can make a plan to get back to Taiwan and can get to bed at 11:30pm, on her own, or not ... -- Lesley Cocker * Goodreads * Marie Gameson's debut solo novel is highly successful at questioning the nuances of identity fluidity and reality, of life and death. -- Bookdragon Sean * Goodreads * This clever, contemporary novel is an exploration of current (and retrospective) social themes and of self-knowledge (and the lack of it) seen from through the kaleidoscope eyes of a perversely appealing heroine. -- Bryan Smart * Goodreads * Immensely satisfying ... her expertise as a storyteller makes The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) an extremely worthwhile read. -- Anne Goodwin * Annecdotal *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784631185
Publication date: 27th June 2017
Author: Marie Gameson
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Mysticism, magic & ritual, Sagas,

About Marie Gameson

Marie Gameson was born in Trinidad but spent her childhood in Barbados. As her knowledge of England was based entirely on the content of Enid Blyton books, when the family moved to the UK in 1974, Marie soon realised that you could never trust a writer to tell the truth. Marie and her mother co-wrote a book about the legacy of the Monmouth Rebels exiled to Barbados (The Turtle Run) which was published in 2016.

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