Sugar and Rum

Sugar and Rum : A Novel

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Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own imagination sparked by an encounter with two old army colleagues: Thompson, down-and-out and homeless; and Slater, a fabulously wealthy entrepreneur. In trying to heal old wounds, Benson unleashes a plan that just may blow up in his face. "There is a violent resolution to this obsessive and provocative novel that examines the abscesses and abysses beneath the violence of urban life and offers a quixotic personal answer." - The Times [London] "Fine descriptive writing and spirited humanity." - The Guardian Published for the first time in the United States Booker Prize-winning author of Sacred Hunger
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 18mm | 334g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393318907
  • 9780393318906
  • 1,182,047

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.
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