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A Shock by Keith Ridgway

A Shock by Keith Ridgway


Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize and the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction  Book of the Year Selection in the Guardian, New York Times, Spectator and The White Review.


In A Shock, a clutch of more or less loosely connected characters appear, disappear and reappear. They are all of them on the fringes of London life, often clinging on - to sanity, solvency or a story - by their fingertips. With this deftly conjured high-wire act, Ridgway achieves a fine balance between drama and fidelity to his characters.

The result is pin-sharp and breathtaking. 'Like Finnegans Wake, only readable' - The Times'   Ridgway squeezes into the gaps of realism and makes something beautifully new'- Guardian


  • Details

    Imprint: Picador

    Date: 9/6/22

    ISBN: 9781529064810

    Type: Paperback

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