We Think The World Of You

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J.R. Ackerley’s only novel explores the subtle, funny and ultimately devastating disappointment of a life that outwardly appears to be fulfilled and successful yet is tainted by secrecy, bitterness and regret.

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We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as “a fairy tale for adults.” Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny is sent to prison for committing a petty theft, Frank gets caught up in a struggle with Johnny’s wife and parents for access to him. Their struggle finds a strange focus in Johnny’s dog-a beautiful but neglected German shepherd named Evie. And it is she, in the end, who becomes the improbable and undeniable guardian of Frank’s inner world.

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Weight 0.238 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 12.7 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiv, 209

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K