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A clue to the exit : a novel
A clue to the exit : a novel
St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Picador, 2015.

Physical Description:
185 pages ; 21 cm
Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband, and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake half his fortune on a couple of turns of the roulette wheel and, to his agent's disgust, to write a novel--about death. In the casino he meets his muse. Charlie grows as addicted to writing fiction as she is to gambling. His novel is set on a train and involves a group of characters (familiar to readers of St. Aubyn's earlier work) who are locked in a debate about the nature of consciousness. As this train gets stuck at Didcor, and Charlie gets more passionately entangled with the dangerous Angelique, " A clue to the Exit" comes to its startling climax. Exquisitely crafted, witty, and thoughtful, Edward St. Aubyn's dazzling novel probes the very heart of being.
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