Ten daring stories from 'a writer who seems capable of anything' (Guardian), the Booker Prize-shortlisted Philip Hensher Backdrops vary in this collection of stories from the author of The Northern Clemency - from turmoil in Sudan following the death of a politician in a plane crash, to southern India where a Soho hedonist starts to envisage the crump and soar of munitions.
Each story, regardless of location, reveals a great writer at the peak of his powers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 21/04/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007459636