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- Publisher: PICADOR
- Format: Paperback | 300 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 30mm | 425g
- Publication date: 7 September 2001
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 033048544X
- ISBN 13: 9780330485449
- Sales rank: 1,011,816
Time's Fool begins on a stalled train, where Edmund Lea has been stuck for a very long time indeed. A late-twentieth-century, rail-borne reincarnation of the Flying Dutchman, Edmund remains eternally locked in his hellish circuit -- with the exception of one day in every seven years, when the train pulls into his home town, and he must attempt to unravel the nature of his curse. Somewhere between a very English Inferno and an Ancient Mariner for the new century, Time's Fool is the most ambitious and uncompromising work Glyn Maxwell has yet prodeuced -- vertiginous, febrile, often darkly comic, and always infused with an almost unbearable nostalgia.
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Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Hertfordshire. He studied English at Oxford and poetry at Boston University. He has received the Somerset Maugham Prize and the EM Forster Prize. Maxwell now lives with his wife and their daughter in the United States where he teaches at Amherst College.