9780008329723

Stuart

A Life Backwards

Alexander Masters


Format:
ISBN: 9780008329723
Published: April 2019

Price: $22.99

Condition: New

A major new launch for the paperback edition of the most original, capitvating and award-winning memoir of the year.

Stuart, A Life Backwards, is the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator (`a middle class scum ponce, if you want to be honest about it, Alexander) and a chaotic, knife-wielding beggar whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.

Interwoven into this is Stuart's confession: the story of his life, told backwards. With humour, compassion (and exasperation) Masters slowly works back through post-office heists, prison riots and the exact day Stuart discovered violence, to unfold the reasons why he changed from a happy-go-lucky little boy into a polydrug-addicted-alcoholic Jekyll and Hyde personality, with a fondness for what he called `little strips of silver' (knives to you and me).

Funny, despairing, brilliantly written and full of surprises: this is the most original and moving biography of recent years.

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780008329723
  • Published: April 2019
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 22
  • Weight (g): 310

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