Question 7

Product information

was 26.59
Save 10%

Stock: In Stock Online

Our USPs

Free Delivery
Extended Range: Delivery 3-4 working days
Dubray Rewards
Earn 96 Reward Points on this title

Question 7

Product information

Author: Richard Flanagan

Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9781784745677

Date: 30th May, 2024

Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS

  1. Categories

  2. History and Criticism
  3. True Stories
  4. Memoirs


'A work of non-fiction . . . but it has all the complexity of emotional heft of a great novel . . . Question 7 sets the high-water mark for what the genre [of memoir] can be' Sunday Times 'There's so much . . . in Flanagan's beautiful, unclassifiable novel-cum-memoir . . . That it is a masterpiece is without question' Observer This is a book about the choices we make and the chain reaction that follows . . . By way of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West's affair, through 1930s nuclear physics, to Flanagan's father working as a slave labourer near Hiroshima when the atom bomb is dropped, this daisy chain of events reaches fission when a young man finds himself trapped in a rapid on a wild river, not knowing if he is to live or to die. Flanagan has created a love song to his island home and his parents and the terrible past that delivered him to that place. Through a hypnotic melding of dream, history, science, and memory, Question 7 shows how our lives so often arise out of the stories of others and the stories we invent about ourselves. 'I was fascinated, troubled, and enchanted by this strange and extraordinary work... I can think of nothing else quite like it' Sarah Perry 'Mighty in its rage and tenderness: his most momentous book yet' Laura Cumming 'Spectacular . . . It seems to me a book that will have an overwhelming effect on readers. It certainly did on me' Colm Tóibìn 'Question 7 could be Richard Flanagan's greatest yet' Guardian ' Fiercely alive and genuinely hard to put down' Mark Haddon Richard Flanagan, Winner of the Booker Prize 2014

Additional details