This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

I Am Sovereign [9781785152269]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
'An anarchic and lovingly perverse writer.' Ali Smith `I think Nicola Barker is incapable of a dull page. [Her work] is unified by its spirit of adventure.' Kevin Barry 'She really is a genius.' Guardian Charles, a forty-year-old boutique teddy bear maker and wearer of ironic t-shirts, is trying - and failing - to sell his small, characterless house in Llandudno. Avigail, yes Avigail, his estate agent, is trying - mostly in vain - to rein in Charles's most unhelpful eccentricities, including his repeated recounting to potential buyers of an unsuccessful burglary that took place twelve years ago. When Wang Shu and her daughter view the house, a series of seemingly innocuous events distorts the reality of the characters' lives, causing Avigail to revaluate her beliefs - and all of the characters to question their very existence. As religious epiphanies bump up against declarations of love, examinations of subjectivity hurtle into meditations on the history of culture, our entire understanding of the book - and of the boundaries between fiction and real life - is radically upended. A tour de force in miniature form that twists the novel into new shapes as the characters sabotage the fictional world they inhabit, I Am Sovereign sees Nicola Barker at her most joyful, provocative and riotous.
AUTHOR: Nicola Barker was born in Ely in 1966 and spent part of her childhood in South Africa. She is the author of twelve novels - including Wide Open, Darkmans, The Yips and In the Approaches - and two short story collections. She has been twice longlisted and once shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has won the IMPAC, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Hawthornden Prizes, and was named one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Writers in 2003. Her latest novel, H(A)PPY, won the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £12.99
£10.19
(You save £2.80 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781785152269
ISBN13:
9781785152269
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Nicola Barker
Publisher:
William Heinemann Ltd
Publication:
25-Jul-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
224
Weight:
292 Grams
The Far Field cover photo

The Far Field [9781611856323]

An elegant, epic debut novel that follows one young woman's search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that takes her from Southern India …

rrp: £14.99
£7.87
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
A Room of One's Own cover photo

A Room of One's Own [9780241436288]

A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing writing on female cr…

£6.55
Add to Cart
Pre-Order. Publishes 07-May-2020
Conviction cover photo

Conviction [9781784704865]

EVERYONE LOVES A TRUE-CRIME PODCAST . . . UNTIL THEY HAVE A STARRING ROLE. *SELECTED AS ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BOOKS OF THE MONTH* 'A twisting, d…

rrp: £8.99
£8.04
Add to Cart
Pre-Order. Publishes 20-Feb-2020
Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead cover photo

Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead [9781913097257]

With DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir nov…

rrp: £8.99
£7.16
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds [9781846276613]

Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger econo…

rrp: £20.00
£12.87
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Apology cover photo

The Apology [9781635574388]

'One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again' Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday T…

rrp: £16.99
£9.40
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Live a Little cover photo

Live a Little [9781787331433]

A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. At the age…

rrp: £18.99
£13.29
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Bone China cover photo

Bone China [9781526602534]

The new historical chiller from the author of The Silent Companions and The Corset Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and…

rrp: £12.99
£8.81
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Supermarket cover photo

Supermarket [9781471186967]

The debut novel from Bobby Hall aka Logic, one of music's brightest young stars. SUPERMARKET is a darkly funny psychological thriller about a young wr…

rrp: £12.99
£8.81
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Vanishing Hours cover photo

The Vanishing Hours [9780857525710]

What if the life you're chasing is the one you left behind? This is the story of two strangers who have loved and lost. Her world feels small and hus…

rrp: £12.99
£9.35
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.