Lanark : A Life in Four Books-9781782117148

Lanark : A Life in Four Books by Gray, Alasdair

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Author: Gray, Alasdair

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 1 September 2016 by Canongate Books (Canongate Canons) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Canons' series.

Paperback | 592 pages
196 x 128 x 35 | 430g

'Probably the greatest novel of the century' Observer'Remarkable' William BoydLanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.

First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers.