Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales have dried up and his new wife has expensive tastes.
Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biography to revitalise Mamoon's career.
He greatly admires Mamoon's work and wants to uncover the truth of the artist's life, but Harry's publisher seeks a more salacious tale of sex and scandal to generate headlines.
Meanwhile, Mamoon himself is mining a different truth altogether - but which one of them will have the last word?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571277551