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The Other Occupant by Peter Benson
  

The Other Occupant

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The Other Occupant by Peter Benson

Greg is thirty-three, without a job or a place to live. Hiding from painful memories, he only half-exists, his lethargy a protection against the world. Alice, his Leninist aunt, disturbed by his apathy, sends him to Dorset to help out a friend. Living in the countryside, working for the wildly eccentric, sports-car-owning Marjorie, he begins to face his past. As their friendship grows Greg is faced with an unexpected challenge that threatens to destroy his new-found happiness.

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'a gem of understatement and compassion' - The Evening Standard 'A memorable, affecting novel, its elegaic theme complemented by a laconic wit'
The Guardian

About the Author

Peter Benson

Born in 1956, Peter Benson was educated in Ramsgate, Canterbury and Exeter. His first novel, The Levels, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. This was followed by A Lesser Dependency, winner of the Encore award, The Other Occupant, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award, and three more novels: Odo's Hanging, Riptide and A Private Moon. He has also published short stories, screenplays and poetry, and his work has been adapted for TV and radio and translated into many languages. He lives in Exeter with his wife.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th April 2012

Author

Peter Benson

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Author's Website

www.caldesi.com/

Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846881930

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