Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

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Jeff Atman, a journalist, is in Venice to cover the opening of the Biennale. He's expecting to see a load of art, go to a lot of parties and drink too many bellinis. He's not expecting to meet the spellbinding Laura, who will completely transform his few days in the city. So begins a story of erotic love and spiritual learning that will reach its conclusion amidst the ghats of Varanasi.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184767271X
  • 9781847672711
  • 79,893

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'Clever, funny, an intellectual with a resolutely bloke-ish stance; irreverent and incorrigibly subversive ... Dyer is more than a cult writer; he's a virus, invading your system. You look at things differently, embracing the idiosyncratic, keeping the obvious at bay ... vintage Dyer, painfully funny, slyly observant, brilliant, full of wild misery.' Spectatorshow more

About Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of three previous novels, a critical study of John Berger, and six other non-fiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize; Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and, most recently, The Ongoing Moment, which won the international Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, Dyer lives in London.show more

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