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📙 In the Approaches by Nicola Barker, narrator Stephen Perring


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Open yourself up again to all that terrible light and savage bliss and deafening reverberation.... Nicola Barker's readers and listeners are primed to expect surprises, but her 10th novel delivers mind-meld on a metaphysical scale. From quiet beginnings in the picturesque English seaside enclave of Pett Level, In The Approaches ultimately constructs its own anarchic city-state on the previously undiscovered common ground between G.K. Chesterton and Philip K. Dick. On the one hand, this is an old-fashioned romantic comedy of fused buttocks, shrunken heads and Irish-Aboriginal saints; on the other it's Barker's wildest and most haunting book since 2007's Booker Prize-shortlisted Darkmans. Following previous celebrations of the enduring allure of the posted letter (Burley Cross Postbox Theft) and the pre-lapsarian innocence of pre-Twitter celebrity (Booker-longlisted The Yips), this concluding instalment of Barker's subliminally affiliated 'digital trilogy' imagines a basis for the internet in Catholic theology. Set in a 1984 which seems almost as distantly located in the past as Orwell's was in the future, In the Approaches offers a captivating glimpse of something more shocking than any dystopia - the possibility of faith. ©2014 Nicola Barker (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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