This vivid and strikingly witty novel examines the contradictions between the public face and the private experience. Nephew to the prime minister of England, eighteen-year-old Bert tries to make sense of the grown-up world around him, a colourful crowd of television personalities, politicians, young, Trokatires, pop stars, and eccentric relatives. With the help of his laconic psychoanalyst, Bert questions the relation between exterior and interior reality, while Mosley himself questions art’s ability to convey these different realities. Both Bert and Mosley triumph over these challenges by the end of this engaging and innovative novel.
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Reader
PUBLICATION DATE: 21st August 2014