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All That Man Is

All That Man Is

Author(s): David Szalay

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Contemporary

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Here are nine men. Each of them is at a different stage in life, each of them is away from home, and each of them is striving – in the suburbs of Prague, in an over-developed Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a crap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. Vibrating with detail and intelligence, pathos and surprise, All That Man Is is a portrait of contemporary manhood, contemporary Europe and contemporary life from a British writer of supreme gifts – the master of a new kind of realism.

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Great sense of place in some of the stories – London, the hotels and the shabby corner stores. On the boat with the Russian….

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