The Man on the Rock Francis King

ISBN: 9780099105503

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248 pages


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The Man on the Rock  by  Francis  King

The Man on the Rock by Francis King
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A skilful, confident tale of modern Greece ... brilliantly successful ... There is indeed no fault to find with this book. - David Williams, GuardianMr. King is masterly ... he is exact, moving and funny ... a very enjoyable book. - AngusMoreA skilful, confident tale of modern Greece ... brilliantly successful ... There is indeed no fault to find with this book. - David Williams, GuardianMr. King is masterly ... he is exact, moving and funny ... a very enjoyable book. - Angus Wilson, The ObserverConstructed with unobtrusive mastery ...

has the quality of readability which can only be achieved by the highest type of professional skill. - Francis Wyndham, The SpectatorSerious, skilful, intelligent. - Times Literary SupplementSpiro Polymerides is a con artist, petty thief, and parasite who survives only by means of his youthful beauty and natural cunning. Restlessly, he drifts from one victim to another: Irvine Stroh, an American relief worker and repressed homosexual- Helen Bristow, a wealthy, middle-aged widow- and Kiki, the young daughter of a Greek shipping magnate.

As he exploits, betrays, and ultimately destroys each of the people who love him, Spiro will come to find that the final victim is himself . . .The Man on the Rock (1957) was the seventh novel by the prolific Francis King (1923-2011), who was hailed by Beryl Bainbridge as one of our great writers, of the calibre of Graham Greene and Nabokov.

One of Kings most popular and best-reviewed novels, it returns to print in this edition, which features a new introduction by Gregory Woods.



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