David Szalay discerns a shared longing in the hearts of nine ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable, vital, pitiable, hilarious men.

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a Cypriot hotel - to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. As the weather gets colder, and the men get older, the stakes become bewilderingly high.

The Man Booker Prize 2016
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David Szalay

David Szalay

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Author and novelist David Szalay was born in Canada, grew up in London and now lives in Budapest.
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