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Experience a shipwrecked sailor's disintegration into 'a naked madman on a rock' by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, introduced by Marlon James. An hour on this rock is a lifetime. Glistening limpets. Lobster claws. Wild tangles of seaweed. Slowly, his eyes open. Everywhere, there is sea. Only this jagged peak interrupts the vast expanse of the Atlantic: a tooth in a gaping jaw.
But he will survive. Rainwater can be drunk; anemones eaten. He dries his oilskin beneath the screaming gulls, and discovers his papers: Christopher Hadley Martin, TY.
Lieut., R.N.V.R. Weathering lightning strikes of memory, he must now reconstruct his fate - piece by terrible piece. 'Wizardry of the first order.' Observer'Terrifying .
Magnificently original.' Sylvia Plath'Devastating ...
Violently real ... The unique kind of novel that compels you to reread it.' Marlon James'An amazing tour de force ...
A blow-by-blow struggle for survival.' Stephen Spender'Immense ...
To read it is to undergo a shattering and memorable experience.' Kingsley Amis'A master fabulist ...
An iconoclast.' John Fowles
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