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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The Excursionist; 1 edition (17 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 191119528X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1911195283
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 ‘A satirical and darkly comic story that addresses some big questions in life and may well inspire people to jump on a plane and jet off somewhere new.’

Sunday Mail 

 

The Excursionist fronts up as a satire on travel but it is also a thoughtful exploration of loneliness, and the things we do and tell ourselves in order to feel less lonely.’ 

Douglas Cowie, author of Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago 

 

‘J. D. Sumner lampoons the inanity and idiocy of men and women with money who travel the modern world for their own peculiar reasons. This is proper Swiftian satire.’ 

Carlo Gébler, author of The Wing Orderly’s Tales

 

‘In this very funny first novel, J. D. Sumner satirises contemporary tourism. However, amid the laugh-out-loud humour at the expense of travel, a darker thread emerges as we gradually discover what Kaganah is escaping from and how it impacts upon his engagement with the world.’

Robert Hampson, Professor of Modern Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

About the Author

J. D. Sumner has visited over 130 countries and suffers from Dromomania i.e. the compulsion to travel. J. D. Sumner graduated from The Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin, has a PhD in Satirical Travel Writing from Royal Holloway College, University of London and now lives in Buckinghamshire, England. J. D. Sumner writes for people who have a sense of humour and those who don’t.


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