A Clue to the ExitBook - 2015 | First U.S. edition
Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband, and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake half his fortune on a couple of turns of the roulette wheel and, to his agent's disgust, to write a novel--about death. In the casino he meets his muse. Charlie grows as addicted to writing fiction as she is to gambling. His novel is set on a train and involves a group of characters (familiar to readers of St. Aubyn's earlier work) who are locked in a debate about the nature of consciousness. As this train gets stuck at Didcor, and Charlie gets more passionately entangled with the dangerous Angelique, " A clue to the Exit" comes to its startling climax. Exquisitely crafted, witty, and thoughtful, Edward St. Aubyn's dazzling novel probes the very heart of being.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
Branch Call Number: F SAINT-E
Characteristics: 185 pages ; 21 cm