We all carry other people inside our heads - actors, leaders, writers, people from history or fiction, met or unmet, who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know. Ever since he first read Graham Greene's work as a young traveller, Pico Iyer has been fascinated by the writer's restlessness and interest in questions of faith and belonging.
From Cuba to Vietnam - to Berkhamsted - Pico Iyer has found reminders of Greene's life, fallen into scenes that might have been written by Greene, written stories that recall Greene. Yet as Iyer traces this obsession, another phantom image begins to emerge, one that he had long banished: that of his father, who comes to seem a deeper, more mysterious presence under his skin.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 06 / 2013
- 198 x 129mm