Berg

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The much-anticipated republication of Ann Quin’s masterpiece of post-war British fiction: caustic, thrilling, unforgettable.

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“A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father. . .”

So begins Ann Quin’s madcap frolic with sinister undertones, a debut “so staggeringly superior to most you’ll never forget it” (The Guardian). Alistair Berg hears where his father, who has been absent from his life since his infancy, is living. Without revealing his identity, Berg takes a room next to the one where his father and father’s mistress are lodging and he starts to plot his father’s elimination. Seduction and violence follow, though not quite as Berg intends, with Quin lending the proceedings a delightful absurdist humor.

Anarchic, heady, dark, Berg is Quin’s masterpiece, a classic of post-war avant-garde British writing, and now finally back in print after much demand.

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Weight 0.184 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

168

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K