'A comic tour de force, a biting satire on the hypnotized world of artificial wants and needs that Huxley predicted, a moving study of brotherhood and family failure, F is an astonishing book, a work of deeply satisfying (and never merely clever) complexity' - John Burnside Artful and subversive, F tells the story of the Friedland family - fakers, all of them - and the day when the fate in which they don't quite believe catches up with them.
Having achieved nothing in life, Arthur Friedland is tricked on stage by a hypnotist and told to change everything.
After he abandons his three young sons, they grow up to be a faithless priest, a broke financier and a forger.
Each of them cultivates absence. One will be lost to it. A novel about the game of fate and the fetters of family, F never stops questioning, exploring and teasing at every twist and turn of its Rubik's Cube-like narrative. **Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015**
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/05/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784296230