All That Man Is

All That Man Is

Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction

A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving--in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel--to understand what it means to be alive, here and now.… (more)

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This is among the best books I have read all year.

In this remarkable book, Szalay pursues an essential truth, important to recognize in our globalizing times: The geographies change, yet the self remains. Whoever and however old a man is, he must face his life. And live it.

“All That Man Is” was published in Britain in April, well before the Brexit referendum.

Book Details  

Publisher: Graywolf Press (October 04, 2016)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Awards: Gordon Burn Prize 2016 winner

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