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Book of Dave, The

Book of Dave, The

Author: Will Self
Series: Penguin Ink
$19.95(AUD)  inc GST

What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?


Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are.


Funny, frightening, moving. Self's most successful novel to date Daily Telegraph


Extraordinarily brilliant and engaging ... tender and strange - Philip Hensher Spectator


Dazzling, hilarious ... one of the finest and funniest London novels in years Time Out


Self writes his most imaginative, most dazzling and most moving book yet - Rick Moody Esquire


Mindboggling, darkly hilarious ... Self makes us look at ourselves; once again, he fills us with disquiet. A fascinating book Evening Standard


Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet GQ

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241954607
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : July 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 30mm
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Will Self
  • : Paperback
  • : 512