An old man with a nasty secret hopes to end his days peacefully, but Christopher Hope is not about to let that happen in this jet-black satire.

Max, the genial giant of Serenity House, north London’s ‘Premier Eventide Refuge’, might have been left to die in peace. But son-in-law Albert, an MP with a special interest in the War Crimes Bill, has other ideas. Then Jack arrives. An all-American boy who survives on a diet of video nasties and Chinese takeaways. Max is haunted by dreams of the Holocaust. And the occupants of Serenity House are haunted by Jack…

The Booker Prize 1992
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Christopher Hope

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Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the author of Kruger's Alp, which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction.
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