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Masai Dreaming

Masai Dreaming

‘A provocative novel about a disillusioned writer who travels to Africa to research a screenplay.’ – Esquire

‘Ambitious … the book works well, as a story, as a compendium of reflections on race and nationhood and as a novel with a refined and distinctive narrative voice and one marvellously complete character, the old White Kenyan, Tom Fairfax … an elegantly complex, unfailingly intelligent novel’ – The Spectator

‘Cartwright makes his pages as vividly sensuous as they are caustically intelligent’ – The Sunday Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 23rd July 2020

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781529340358

Reviews

There is nothing tired or derivative here; the writing is sharp, the characters vividly drawn, the narrative sinuous . . . it confirms Cartwright's individuality and promise . . . In its bold design, as well as its wonderfully detailed portrait of African village life, it achieves real distinction
Sunday Telegraph
Interludes in 1990s Paris are rendered with suavely blistering perceptiveness . . . affectless swank is impaled with glittering sharpness. Through the novel's prevailing dark atmosphere, vibrant scenes shimmer . . . Cartwright makes his pages as vividly sensuous as they are caustically intelligent
The Sunday Times
It is like a little death to put this book down
Times Literary Supplement
The book works well, as a story, as a compendium of reflections on race and nationhood and as a novel with a refined and distinctive narrative voice . . . an elegantly complex, unfailingly intelligent novel
Spectator
The prose is spare and exact, yet glorious
Daily Mail
There is so much to take in along the way, so many essential truths, so much pain and beauty, that Masai Dreaming takes on the compulsive quality of a dream from which one is reluctant to awake. If I were ever asked to select a few books that might help to change the world, Cartwright's would be near the top of the list
Midweek