The Amnesiac

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 384 pages
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A gripping literary thriller from an exciting new voice in fiction

Hailed as ?one to watch ? by the UK?s Telegraph, Sam Taylor is one of the most imaginative and innovative young writers at work today. With The Amnesiac, his United States debut, he incorporates a murder mystery and a forgotten manuscript into an exhilarating and intelligent novel. When twenty-nine-year-old James Purdew returns to England from his home in Amsterdam, it is to discover what happened during three earlier years of his life that he cannot recall. What he finds, in an old house with a tragic history, is a nineteenth-century manuscript that begins to seem less and less like a work of fiction?and more like the key to his own lost past. Memory and amnesia, fiction and reality, destiny and randomness, heaven and hell?all converge to form an engrossing gothic story that is sure to appeal to fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon?s The Shadow of the Wind.

  

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

And, as promised, here is the link to the full Dueling Librarians review! ******** I'll update with the new link for Dueling Librarians (complete with duel!) on June 1st, but in the meantime, here is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bronwyn Hegarty - Goodreads

Not sure about this one. It got a bit weird in the middle as the guy's memory thing was going haywire. I can't say too much or it will spoil. People with an interest in psychology and memory will like ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and grew up in Nottinghamshire, UK. For eight years, Taylor worked as a journalist for the Observer.

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