An outstanding novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Siege of Krishnapur Reissued with a wonderful new cover treatment 'One of the most outstanding novelists of his generation' Spectator 'Remarkable...captivating from page one' Evening Standard 'Completely fresh, fully imagined, truthful in spirit' Sunday Times 'Mr Farrell is an eccentric and highly gifted writer' The Times
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels. THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR won the Booker Prize in 1973. In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.