Phone, Will Self
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  • Phone, Will Self
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  • Phone
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  • Will Self
  • eng
  • 'Whatever you do hang on to the phone...! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen ...! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over...! A five hundred-quid worry bead - and all I worry about is losing the bloody thing...! For the four characters at the heart of Will Self's brilliantly acute novel of our times the five hundred-quid worry bead in their pocket may be both a blessing and a curse. For elderly Dr Zachary Busner it is a mysterious object - 'No caller id - How should this be interpreted? Is it that the caller is devoid of an identity due to some psychological or physical trauma?' - but also it's his life line to his autistic grandson Ben, whose own connection with technology is, in turn, a vital one. For Jonathan De'Ath , aka 'the Butcher', MI6 agent, the phone may reveal his best kept secret of all: that Colonel Gawain Thomas, husband, father, and highly-trained tank commander - is Jonathan's long time lover. And when technology, love and violence finally converge in the wreckage of postwar Iraq, the Colonel and the Spy's dalliance will determine the destiny of nations
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