Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem

Adam Mars-Jones (Author)
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Description

Mars-Jones uses Colin's naivete to give a fresh view of the world and of love. Before long, however, homophobia, class, family strife, and loss rear their ugly heads. Yet in the end, it seems Colin's modest view oddly takes in the widest horizon: he learns that "people can care about anything." A surprise and a pleasure, Box Hill is an intensely moving short novel.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811230056
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About the Author

Adam Mars-Jones is research professor in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was the first film reviewer for the Independent and currently writes on film for the Times Literary Supplement. His books include the novels Pilcrow and Cedilla as well as the memoir Kid Gloves.

Reviews

Mars-Jones's prose is exceptionally nimble, dry, humorously restrained, very English, with a little Nabokovian velvet too. He can describe more or less anything and make it interesting.--James Wood
Mars-Jones is a writer of wonderful originality and wit.
Dry, accurate, tragic.--Edmund White