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    • ISBN:9781473675063
    • Publication date:14 Jun 2018

Jott

A John Murray Original

By Sam Thompson

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The second novel from the author of the Man Booker-longlisted Communion Town

In February of 1935, two young Irishmen walk in the grounds of a London mental hospital. Arthur Bourne, a junior psychiatrist, is about to jeopardise his future for his closest friend, an aspiring writer called Louis Molyneux.

Arthur has been overshadowed since childhood by his brilliant, troubled friend. But after years of playing the unassuming companion, he is learning that loyalty has its costs: that old friendship may thwart new love, and perhaps even blur distinctions between the sane and the mad . . .

Jott is a story about friendship, madness and modernism from the author of the Man Booker-longlisted Communion Town.

Biographical Notes

Sam Thompson was born in 1978. His first novel, Communion Town, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2012. Jott is his second novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781473675056
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: JM Originals
A shrewd portrait of a particular kind of male friendship, simultaneously intense and incomplete — Mail on Sunday
A complex, nuanced literary novel of extraordinary perception — Herald
Engaging — Irish Times
It's a rare treat to read a novel that pulls you into its world so quickly and deeply. The characters and their interrelationships are unfolded with mesmerizing precision — Chris Arthur
The flowing narrative and nuances of everyday life, paralleled with failure and triumph, is reminiscent of James Joyce — Lady
A fresh and supple portrait of an era in flux . . . expertly done — Guardian

In Jott [Thompson] shows another simpler life where one focuses on helping others and on developing relationships rather than on the self-absorbed perspective of the struggling writer . . . it is in the depiction of Beckett as Louis where this story comes most alive

— Irish Examiner

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