The Devil's Own Work

By: Alan Judd

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ISBN
9780006544944
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
 
Dimensions
130 x 197mm

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Guardian Fiction Prize-winning and extraordinarily highly critically acclaimed, 'The Devil's Own Work' is a subtle, compulsive hallucinatory tale of possession.

A world-renowned writer living in the South of France owes his extraordinary career to a mysterious literary spirit - or is it a demon? - that controls him. The existence of this supernatural muse, and the price it exacts, remain hidden until the famous writer's death, when the spirit is transferred to a rising but as yet unformed literary hopeful, whose own celebrity begins immediately and inexplicably to grow.

The only clues to these two possessions are an ancient, inscrutable manuscript and the continuing presence of an apparently ageless woman who attaches herself in turn to these gifted but soon distracted and eventually desperate men. And as the narrator, a guileless teacher of literature, pieces their stories together, we begin to see what can happen when an artist surrenders to the charm of fame.
ISBN:
9780006544944
Publication Date:
01 / 02 / 2002
Dimensions:
130 x 197mm

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