Francis King's provocative and adventurous novel looks at the havoc wrought when a young illegal immigrant finds himself in London.

Mehmet leads a double life befriending and lodging with an elderly woman who suffers from MS, while at the same time having an affair with a female doctor and throwing himself onto the London gay scene. Disaster looms when he begins a relationship with a gay protector - and is arrested because of his illegal status.

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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The Nick of Time

Francis King

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Francis King was literary to his fingertips and had some 20 novels to his name - as well as poetry and short stories - when he was longlisted for The Nick of Time.
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