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Nothing To Be Afraid Of

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An earthquake strikes at the heart of London, its epicenter a theatre where a lavish production of "The Tempest" has just opened. Thus the scene is set for Will Eaves's gloriously deft tragicomedy of our time. "Nothing To Be Afraid Of" is both a lament for hope abandoned and innocence betrayed, and an exquisite comic pageant of Shakespearian vitality and compassion: an inc ...more
Published by Picador USA (first published May 4th 2005)
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Paul Fulcher
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
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Will Eaves's The Absent Therapist was one of my favourite novels of 2015, and yet another wonderful discovery courtesy of the Goldsmiths Prize. In my review ( I commented that The Absent Therapist stretched the novel form close to breaking point, indeed arguably it qualified as a novel purely because the author tells us that was his intention, with shades of the micro-fiction of Lydia Davis and the polyphonic voices of Pessoa's Book of Disquiet, yet with ...more
Ruth Seeley
Dec 14, 2010 rated it liked it
An unusual and unusually understated book - I'm not sure I can describe it adequately. Sibling rivalry, double identities, a madwoman not in an attic, an earthquake in London, actors, being gay in the early 70s (before it was 'ok' to be gay) - this novel has a lot going on. Well worth the read though - the characters are all compelling in their own ways.
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