'...pitches the reader straight into the thick of it, getting to the source of the damage in vivid, unforgettable fragments.'
-- The Times
'Robinson confronts us with lives blighted by tortured childhoods, but never drifts into the pornography of suffering.' -- Guardian
'Robinson's second novel explores the dark sexual fantasies of Anthony Dobson, a patient at a mental health centre.'
-- Gay Times
'The Man Without takes you into the mind of a young transvestite...feels completely truthful, utterly genuine.' -- Me and My Big Mouth
'a sweetly sentimental story of a lonely man's search for love and self-acceptance.'
-- The Times
Antony Dobson has lived through a lot in his short twenty-six years. Desperate, loveable and utterly confused, he gets a kick out of taking risks, gets a thrill from taking himself right to the edge and, so far at least, back again. But haunted by childhood memories and guarding a dark, humiliating secret that he dare not reveal, he's hurtling fast towards the point of no return. Impressive and irresistibly readable, this tight-rope-walk of a novel explores memory, love, identity, and absence in a dazzling display that is in turn sad, witty and deeply affecting. Praise for Ray Robinson's first novel, Electricity: 'An energetic debut, bristling with talent' The Times 'Its fast, furious plot, kaleidoscopic imagery, blunt observations and a wry, ingenious, hugely compassionate heroine make this eviscerating debut novel a breath-taking assault on the senses' Guardian
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