Nicholas Mosely presents eight carefully connected stories that pursue the notion that ‘those who like unhappy ends can have them, and those who don't will have to look for them’.

In eight linked stories, joined by introspective interludes on related subjects, the author presents the lives of a couple as seen by different narrators. The impossible object of the title, ‘the triangle that can exist in two dimensions but not in three,’ symbolizes the impossibility of realising the good life unless one recognises the impossibility of attaining it: only then can it be possible to achieve it, through a kind of renunciation, in a ‘sophisticated, corrupt, chaotic world’.

The Booker Prize 1969
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Nicholas Mosley

Nicholas Mosley

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Nicholas Mosley was the novelist son of the British fascist leader Oswald Mosley and stepson of Diana Mitford. He was a man, as the Booker Prize found out, who stuck to his guns.
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