A novel of satiric insight and comic despair dealing with the lives and loves of ten young Catholics in the 1960s and 70s.
David Lodge's novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Thinks..., Author, Author and, most recently, Deaf Sentence. He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
One of the best novelists of his generation -- Anthony Burgess *
His novels engender a flowing sense of fun * Spectator *
Lodge has brilliantly dramatized a kind of Anglo-American encounter. To have made so well-ordered and humanely engaging a work of fiction in the process is a striking achievement * Times Literary Supplement *