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Seven Types of Ambiguity - Elliot Perlman

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A psychodrama about obsessive love, from one of Australia’s finest novelists.

Is it mad to love in spite of the evidence...or just necessary?

'There is ambiguity in most human relationships. Like a sequence of words, a relationship can be open to different interpretations. And when two people have differing views, not merely of the state of their relationship, but of its very nature, it can affect the entire course of their lives.'

Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher decides to take matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events that neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated.

At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types Of Ambiguity is a story of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism. It's a story of impulse and paralysis, of empty marriages, lovers and a small boy, gambling and the market, of adult children and their parents, of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the law. Brimming with emotional, intellectual and moral dilemmas, the page-turning story - reminiscent of the richest fiction of the nineteenth century in its labyrinthine complexity - unfolds at a rapid-fire pace to reveal the full extent to which these people have been affected by each other and by the insecure and uncertain times in which they live.

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      Comments about Seven Types of Ambiguity:

      Broken up into 7 points of view, it started to drag a touch in the 6th section, but the 7th section picked up again and overall it was a pleasure to read.

       
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      Perlmans best yet (and he's had some good ones)

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          Comments about Seven Types of Ambiguity:

          If Elliot Perlman's first book, Three Dollars, was like a car crash unfolding before your eyes that you couldn't help but watch, this book is like watching seven trains steaming down their tracks all about to meet at the same junction.
          But the thing that really kept me from putting it down was he keeps you guessing right up till the conclusion who that seventh train is going to be.
          Possibly the best book I have ever read.

           
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              'One of the best novels of recent years, a complete success' - Le Monde (France)

              Elliot Perlman

              Elliot Perlman is the author of the award-winning novel THREE DOLLARS (Victoria’s favourite book, as voted by Victorians, and which was also a feature film starring David Wenham and Sarah Wynter), THE REASONS I WON’T BE COMING (a collection of award-winning stories), and the novel SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. He is published in 20 countries, to glowing reviews. All of his books have won awards here and overseas, and all three of his books have been bestsellers in Australia and internationally. He is hailed as the ‘Zola of Australia’ in France. He lives in Melbourne.

              Visit Elliot Perlman's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9781742752990
              ISBN-10: 1742752993
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 624
              Published: 3rd October 2011
              Publisher: Random House Australia
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 4.0
              Weight (kg): 0.43
              Edition Number: 1