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Edward has lost his short term memory He hopes it will return when he sees the cottage in which he lives He recognizes his overcoat on the hook his books the double bed The mystery however is Naomi Edward has no recollection of who she is or why she has left him a love letterWith Thubron's customary clarity he draws a bleak amnesiac world in which a young man must face again old griefs and linger 'like a coward just this side of knowing' On the other side the memory of a destructive obsessive relationship looms Distance

About the Author: Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron CBE FRSL is a Man Booker nominated British travel writer and novelistIn 2008 The Times ranked him 45th on their list of the 50 greatest postwar British writers He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books The Times The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times His books have been translated into than twenty languages Thubron was appointed a CBE in the 2007

4 thoughts on “Distance

  1. says:

    Suppose I can't really judge it having not actually finished it But here goes anywayI've read a couple of Thubron's travel books and enjoyed them for the most part In Siberia really impressed me; I was immersed in his dense and almost surreal description of the barren landscape that so few have bothered to write about in detail I loved his depiction of setting and while I found it a little too contemplative and melancholy in parts

  2. says:

    Distance 1996 is about a man Edward Sanders who suddenly can’t remember what has happened the last two years He lives with a woman he can’t remember they only met one year ago He is in love with the woman he was with 2 years agoHowever his memory returns in steps during the next few days and he realizes why he is no longer in love with the woman he knew two years ago He even after about a week falls in love again with the woman he

  3. says:

    my new favorite author

  4. says:

    I love how Thubron deals with time and memory It's a common theme through many of his books be they fiction or travel writings

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