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Quickening Maze A Novel

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ISBN-10: 0143117793

ISBN-13: 9780143117797

Edition: 2010

Authors: Adam Foulds

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Set in a world of disorder and unpredictable dramas, The Quickening Maze is a deeply affecting work of intense and atmospheric imagination. Finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Based on real events in 1840, Foulds's compelling tale centres on the life of the great nature poet John Clare. After years spent struggling with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, Clare finds himself in High Beach Asylum, built within Epping Forest. At the same time, the young Alfred Tennyson moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar yet charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. Historically accurate but brilliantly imagined, the closed world of High Beach…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.75" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Adam Foulds was born in 1974 and lives in south London. In 2001 he graduated from the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. In 2007 he won a Betty Trask Award for The Truth About These Strange Times and two years later, in 2009, his novel The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.