Shortlisted for the Whitbread prize, MOTHER LONDON is a dazzling journey through the heart of a city that the author loved.
Spanning generations of characters across a variety of boroughs from the Blitz to the mid-eighties, this is a book about the real London that tourists will never find, a London which is being erased by the spread of high-rise flats and shining skyscrapers. Following a group of released mental patients across the years and streets of London, Moorcock creates a vivid impressionistic portrait of the city, from its downtrodden pubs to its green parks.
All of the lead characters hear voices - but are they the murmurings of their damaged minds, or the true voice of the city?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 30/06/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781473213258