Judge Savage

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Arcade Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 442 pages
2 Reviews
Promoted young to the position of Crown Court Judge - because of his ability, because of the political convenience of promoting a man with coloured skin - it's time for Daniel Savage to settle down. Perhaps his marriage is happy enough after all. Teenage children require a father's attention. His career demands the most responsible behaviour. Day by day, Judge Savage presides over those whose double lives have been exposed. He must be above suspicion.
But the passage from complexity to simplicity eludes him. Why does his daughter refuse to move to the spacious new house he and his wife have bought? Why does a young Korean woman keep phoning him to beg for help? As the most tangled lives are ironed out in court, Daniel Savage's own existence descends into a mess of violence and confusion. The solid English society, of which his public school background ironically makes him the representative, has fragmented into an incomprehensible public gallery where every face conceals a different culture. And those with whom we have the greatest intimacy are suddenly the most frighteningly mysterious.
A hero by chance only to be overwhelmed with disgrace, Daniel Savage's attempt to keep some kind of grip on the world will keep the reader in a torment of tension to the last page. At the same time the sense of recognition is overwhelming. This is the feverish disorientation of the modern city street.
  

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User Review  - Biogeek - Goodreads

Mostly I just like Parks' loopy writing style. Just get lost in the sentences. Read full review

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User Review  - Chent Higson - Goodreads

I don't know if I really want to read this, but my mum about to chuck it out, and I don't like seeing that so I grabbed it before she dumped it. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
42
Section 4
58
Section 5
83
Section 6
133
Section 7
147
Section 8
171
Section 16
268
Section 17
280
Section 18
289
Section 19
306
Section 20
319
Section 21
328
Section 22
341
Section 23
352

Section 9
182
Section 10
199
Section 11
208
Section 12
223
Section 13
234
Section 14
251
Section 15
260
Section 24
360
Section 25
370
Section 26
389
Section 27
402
Section 28
420
Section 29
434
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About the author (2003)

Parks is a novelist and translator

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