As disgrace looms, a judge’s life descends into a mess of violence and confusion in Tim Parks’ gripping drama.

Day after day, Judge Daniel Savage presides over those whose double lives have been exposed. He must be above suspicion. But questions are asked when his personal judgement is called into question. Why does his daughter refuse to move to their spacious new house? Why does a young Korean woman keep phoning him to beg for help? And, above everything, where will it all end?

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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Secker & Warburg
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Tim Parks

Tim Parks

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Tim Parks is unique among Booker Prize authors in also being shortlisted for a major sports book prize (for A Season with Verona) and a health book prize (for Teach Us to Sit Still).
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