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- DescriptionJomier broods. He broods about the present, He broods about the past. He types his gloomy thoughts onto his computer screen - a digital journal. When he has thing more to say about the present, he returns to the past, copying entries from old tebooks onto his computer. Jomier has reached the age of retirement. His children have grown up. He lives alone in London, embittered and humiliated after his wife, Tilly, had an affair and left him for Max, an uninhibited international banker. Years later he still mourns the death of his marriage, often trying to pinpoint when, and why, it all went wrong. With little w left to fill his time other than formulaic middle-class dinner parties, Jomier seeks refuge in his journals, recalling those years when he had expectations and when he was still loved by his wife. Then Jomier falls for Judith and life starts to improve as, cautiously, they start an affair. But old habits die hard and patterns repeat themselves. It is only when Jomier's daughter falls ill with a rare blood disorder that Jomier finally begins to reassess his feelings towards those he loves and his ability to forgive. Darkly humorous, ruthlessly satirical and at times surprisingly moving, The Misogynist is a perceptive exploration of the ways in which we can unintentionally let past disappointments affect our present, and how difficult it can be to move forward.
- Author BiographyPiers Paul Read was born in Buckinghamshire and studied History at Cambridge University. His books include the novel Monk Dawson, for which he won a Hawthornden Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award, and A Married Man which was dramatised for television in 1984 with Anthony Hopkins in the title role. A work of non-fiction, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, documented the story of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and was adapted into the 1993 film Alive. In 1988 he was awarded a James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel, A Season in the West. Piers Paul Read lives in London.
- Author(s)Piers Paul Read
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication05/07/2010
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
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