Norman Rush

Published: 5 June 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 736 pages
ISBN: 9781847087850


Ray Finch is a middle-aged Milton scholar and a CIA agent in Botswana. His doted-upon wife, Iris, may be an adulteress. And her physician, the quixotic Davis Morel, may be her lover. Mortals is a riotous political adventure, a meticulous portrait of a marriage and a richly ambitious novel of ideas.


‘An astounding accomplishment... A detonation of talent that that threatens to incinerate competitors for miles around’



‘Breathtakingly ambitious. Rush is a real seer and he captivates us with his audacious fictional vision’

‘Brilliant. Deeply serious, deeply ambitious, deeply successful... some of the most extraordinary pages written by a contemporary American novelist’ James Wood

‘Expansive [and] exuberant... supremely accomplished’

‘The depth and richness of Norman Rush's second novel, Mortals, give him his own shelf in the canon’

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