SUGAR AND RUM
"This certainly goes to show that what lurks in the head of a frustrated writer isn't pretty, but the quiet desperation and its surprising turns seem more a matter of skillful artifice than sublime storytelling."
A 1990 novel by Unsworth (After Hannibal, 1997, etc.) finally surfaces here, adding a distinctively quirky note to his Booker-winning Sacred Hunger (1992): here, an obsessive novelist overcomes writer's block by resolving the guilt he's carried since his closest friend died beside him in Italy during WWII. Read full book review >