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Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain

The extraordinary prize-winning debut from Andrew Miller. Winner of the IMPAC Award and James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

At the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer is born unable to feel pain. A source of wonder and scientific curiosity as a child, he rises through the ranks of Georgian society to become a brilliant surgeon. Yet as a human being he fails, for he can no more feel love and compassion than pain. Until, en route to St Petersburg to inoculate the Empress Catherine against smallpox, he meets his nemesis and saviour.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st January 1970

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780340682081

Reviews

Astoundingly good
The Times
A dazzling debut
Observer
A really remarkable first novel ... Miller's narrative is gripping and his imagination extraordinary
Sunday Telegraph
Funny, tender and exhilarating. It is something very rare in modern fiction, a true work of art
Spectator
An extraordinary first novel
The New York Times Book Review
A really remarkable first novel ... Miller's narrative is gripping and his imagination extraordinary
Sunday Telegraph
Exceptionally intelligent and elegant ... remarkable for its feeling and its humane sensibility
The Sunday Times
A dazzling debut
Observer
Funny, tender and exhilarating. It is something very rare in modern fiction, a true work of art
Spectator
Astoundingly good
The Times
An extraordinary first novel
The New York Times Book Review
Exceptionally intelligent and elegant ... remarkable for its feeling and its humane sensibility
The Sunday Times