Lies, revelations and repercussions abound in Edward Docx’s engaging novel about a dysfunctional family who are scattered across the globe.

Twins Gabriel and Isabella Glover live with their partners in London and New York. They have not spoken to their father, Nicholas, for ten years. Nicholas now lives in a lavish apartment in Paris with his lover Alessandro. Their abandoned Russian mother, Maria, has finally returned to St Petersburg. From here, she begins to issue a series of increasingly distressing phone calls and letters…

The Man Booker Prize 2007
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Until he was 13, Edward Docx thought he was part Indian. Then a confession by his ailing grandmother revealed she wasn’t his grandmother - and he was in fact part Russian.
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