A Clue to the Exit

A Clue to the Exit

Regular price
$7.99
Sale price
$7.99
Regular price
Sold Out
Unit price
per 
Free Postage within Australia for orders over $25!

Second-Hand

Excellent condition

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 Didcot, 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.