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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things Paperback – 5 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (5 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747561575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747561576
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 232 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"McGregor's publishers must be openly rejoicing …'If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things’ is the work of a burning new talent." -- Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail, 24th August 2002

"Mcgregor is an exemplary archivist of the humdrum ... written by someone who detects so passionately the remarkable in the everyday." -- The Spectator, 18th January 2003

"You won't read anything much more poignant than this." -- Daily Telegraph 17th September 2002

"moving vision of contemporary Britain, a remarkably accomplished first novel, Booker-longlisted." -- Sunday Times 22nd September 2002

Synopsis

"This novel owes as much to poetry as it does to prose. Its opening, an invocation of the life of the city, is strongly reminiscent of Auden's "Night Mail" in its hypnotic portrait of industrialised society An assured debut" - Erica Wagner, "The Times". On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket, barbecues, painting windows. A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it, not even meriting a mention on the local news, means that those who witness it will be altered for ever. Jon McGregor's first novel brilliantly evokes the histories and lives of the people in the street to build up an unforgettable human panorama. Breathtakingly original, humane and moving, "If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things" is an astonishing debut. "The work of a burning new talent Jon MacGregor writes like a lyrical angel" - "Daily Mail".

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