All That Man Is

Hardcover

MAN BOOKER SHORTLIST 2016

Dark and disturbing, but also often wickedly and uproariously comic, All That Man Is is notable for the acute psychological penetration Szalay brings to bear on his characters, from the working-class ex-grunt to the pompous college student, the middle-aged loser to the Russian oligarch. Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power. Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts — a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and devastating pathos

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Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, besides a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.

Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us, men, as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of 21st-century manhood.

Additional information

Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 9780224099769
ISBN-13 978-0224099769
Release Date 14 September 2016

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