Joseph O’Neill’s entertaining comic novel about a man’s mounting regret over his rash decision to become a Mr Fixit for a rich Middle Eastern family.

2007, New York. A rootless attorney bumps into an old college buddy and accepts his friend’s offer of a job in Dubai, as the overseer of an enormous family fortune. Haunted by the collapse of his relationship and hoping for a fresh start, our strange hero soon begins to suspect that he has exchanged one inferno for another.

The Man Booker Prize 2014
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4th Estate
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Joseph O'Neil

Joseph O'Neill

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Joseph O’Neill is a double Booker longlistee (2008 and 2014) who read law at university rather than English because ‘literature was too precious’ to demystify it by too much academic analysis.
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