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Judge Savage - Tim Parks

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780099445043
Number Of Pages: 448

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Promoted young to the position of Crown Court Judge - because of his ability, because of the political convenience of promoting a man with coloured skin - it's time for Daniel Savage to settle down. Perhaps his marriage is happy enough after all. Teenage children require a father's attention. His career demands the most responsible behaviour. Day by day, Judge Savage presides over those whose double lives have been exposed. He must be above suspicion. ut the passage from complexity to simplicity eludes him. Why does his daughter refuse to move to the spacious new house he and his wife have bought? Why does a young Korean woman keep phoning him to beg for help? As the most tangled lives are ironed out in court, Daniel Savage's own existence descends into a mess of violence and confusion. The solid English society, of which his public school background ironically makes him the representative, has fragmented into an incomprehensible public gallery where every face conceals a different culture. And these with whom we have the greatest intimacy are suddenly the most frighteningly mysterious. hero by chance only to be overwhelmed with disgrace, Daniel Savage's attempt to ke

Industry Reviews

"A book for our times... A moving, important novel" * Irish Independent * "The world that Parks evokes is densely textured, a patchwork or memories, desires and declarations that brilliantly captures the complexity of consciousness" * Sunday Times * "A dashing mixture of thriller, social comedy and dysfunctional family saga... A virtuoso piece, a tour de force, highly enjoyable" * Spectator * "A grimly affecting novel of adultery and family disintegration... A brilliant, even contentious, novel of bleak humour and undeniable power" * Evening Standard * "Parks is a master of emotional complexity" * Sunday Telegraph *

ISBN: 9780099445043
ISBN-10: 0099445042
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1