A John Murray Original
By Sam Thompson
The second novel from the author of the Man Booker-longlisted Communion Town
London in 1935 is a world of dingy pubs and bedsits; of strange inventions like psychoanalysis, feminism and modernist art; of fascism, communism and looming war; of asylums in which the mentally ill are subjected to cruel and primitive treatments. Arthur, a junior doctor in London's oldest mental hospital, is about to compromise his medical ethics for the sake of his closest friend, a brilliant and charismatic aspiring writer called Louis.
But soon Arthur finds that he doesn't want to become a minor character in someone else's story, he must change the narrative of his lifelong friendship, and create a story of his own.
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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28 Jun 2018
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