When eighty-three-year-old Irving Goodman falls in love with actress, Justine Trimble, she's been dead for forty-seven years. Irving may not know how he's going to attain his heart's desire but he knows a man who does. Istvan Fallok, a wizard of high technology, sees her on Irving's TV screen and hi-techs Justine out of the video tape and into present-day Soho - in black-and-white. As any reader of Bram Stoker will know, blood is the (full-colour) life and in order for Justine to retain her colour, she has to be topped up now and then - by Irving and his friends and the odd passer-by. Things become a little complicated when Grace Kowalski brings a Justine Two into the picture and not surprisingly the curiosity of the police is soon aroused.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 129.5 x 193 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
- 15 Jan 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
'By far the most imaginative novelist in Britain' Independent 'Hoban is the best sort of genius ... Long indeed may he linger' Guardian 'The primary pleasure of this book and of Hoban's writing in general is the unsullied joy at the strange great coincidence of life that breathes through every sentence. "I find it impossible to stop writing," states the author in his afterword. And thank heavens for that' Independent 'Fiercely comic and darkly moving. The real London that underpins the book has rarely seemed so alive with possibility ... Linger Awhile reasserts the novel's subversive and transgressive power but also restores its ability to sustain and entertain Scottish Sunday Herald
About Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker, Amaryllis Night and Day, The Bat Tattoo, Her Name Was Lola and, most recently, Come Dance With Me. He has also written some classic books for children including The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books. He lives in London.