A group of young people are searching for meaning in a dark and directionless world. The Course, a religious movement led by a charismatic priest, seems at first to offer everything the friends have been looking for: a community of bright, thoughtful, beautiful people. But as they are drawn deeper into the Course, money, sex and God collide, threatening to rip them apart. This gripping novel of ideas lays bare a world where the advancement of a movement becomes more important than the lives of its followers.
- Electronic book text | 336 pages
- 31 Jan 2012
- FABER & FABER
- London, United Kingdom
About Alex Preston
Alex Preston was born in 1979. He lives in London with his wife and two children. His first novel, This Bleeding City, won the Spear's and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes, was selected as one of Waterstone'sNew Voices 2010 and has been translated into twelve languages. Alex is a regular panelist on the BBC Review Show and writes a fortnightly column in the New Statesman, as well as journalism for GQ, The Observer, The Independent and The Telegraph. He studied English under Tom Paulin at Hertford College, Oxford