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Fiction, Literature

The Book of Ash epub ebook

by James Flint

The Book of Ash epub ebook

Author: James Flint
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Gardners Books (July 31, 2005)
Pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0141016418
ISBN13: 978-0141016412
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 649
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The Book of Ash book. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the author of three novels and one book of short stories.

The Book of Ash book. In 1998 Time Out magazine called his first book, Habitus, "probably the best British fiction début of the last five years," and when it was published in France it was judged one of the top five foreign novels of 2002. uk awa Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the author of three novels and one book of short stories.

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the author of three novels and one book of short stories.

James Flint is a British novelist and journalist. The Book of Ash, James Flint (UK, Penguin, 2004, ISBN 0-671492-4). Douce Apocalypse: 12 récits pour le nouveau millénaire, James Flint. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968 he did a journalistic apprenticeship on the Times of India in New Delhi before studying Philosophy and Psychology (PPP) at Wadham College, Oxford. On graduating he spent a year in New York City studying jazz theory and technique, returning to the UK to take an MA in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick.

James Flint has come up with the perfect means of rebelling against liberal parents. His hero, Cooper James, has spent his young life running around naked and unsupervised in a hippie commune. He gets his own back by taking a job in a nuclear defence facility.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. James Flint is the author of the novels Habitus (1998: Fourth Estate, UK; St. Martin's Press, US; Marco Tropea, Italy; Au Diable Vauvert, France) and 52 Ways to Magic America (2002: Fourth Estate; Marco Tropea, Italy). Soft Apocalypse, his first collection of short stories (one of which was recently filmed for Channel 4) will be published in France next year.

The Book of Ash was an ancient book of mysterious and dark power. Long ago the study of this magical tome drove many into madness. He was successful in locating it in "the sands of long forgotten kings" and plumbed its depths. His studies of the Book of Ash may have driven him mad, causing him to commit suicide.

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the internationally acclaimed author of three novels: Habitus (1998), 52 Ways to Magic America (2000) and The Book of Ash (2008)

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the internationally acclaimed author of three novels: Habitus (1998), 52 Ways to Magic America (2000) and The Book of Ash (2008). In 2002, his short story ‘The Nuclear Train’ was adapted for Channel 4, while his journalism has appeared in The Times, the Guardian and Dazed & Confused among many others.

In 1998 Time Out magazine called James Flint's first book, Habitus .

In 1998 Time Out magazine called James Flint's first book, Habitus, "probably the best British fiction début of the last five years," and when it was published in France it was judged one of the top five foreign novels of 2002. uk award for the year 2000, and his third, The Book of Ash, won an Arts Council Writers Award and was described by the Independent's leading literary critic as "a bold British counterpart to DeLillo's Underworld.

Twenty years ago Cooper James' life was torn apart

Twenty years ago Cooper James' life was torn apart. His family collapsed among the claustrophobic confines of a rural hippy commune. Cooper hasn't seen his father since the day his adultery was uncovered.

Wonderfully told, funny and touching, The Book of Ash is the story of a son's search for his father and his struggle to understand his family and the adult world. Twenty years ago Cooper James' life was torn apart. His family collapsed among the claustrophobic confines of a rural hippy commune. Cooper hasn't seen his father since the day his adultery was uncovered. As an adult he tries to forget his bizarre past and get on with the present but when a coffee canister, sent from America, filled with a strange grey dust arrives at his work, he is called before his superiors to explain. If it is not an anthrax hoax, then what is it? Could it be the ashes of his father. And if so, how has it found its way to him? Cooper leaves Britiain for the United States where he tries to piece together the shards of his father's life from the conflicting accounts of his wierd and highly unreliable friends. And through these encounters he learns all the things that his father might have told him, father-to-son - and what really happened the night his father left.
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