Edwin Fisher has fled to a seaside resort of his childhood past to try to come to terms with the death of his baby son and the collapse of his marriage to Meg.
On this strange and lonely holiday, as he seeks to understand what went wrong, Edwin must find somea way to think about what he has been and decide upon where he can go next.
Holiday, winner of the 1974 Booker Prize, remains the most celebrated and popular novel from ‘the Chekhov of suburbia’.
‘We need Stanley Middleton to remind us what the novel is about. Holiday is vintage Middleton . . . One has to look at nineteenth-century writing for comparable storytelling.’ Sunday Times
On Man, the Human Heart and Human Life
One of my favourite novelists, now largely forgotten, is Stanley Middleton (1919–2009). He wrote 45 novels, the last published posthumously. I thought I had them all, but when reorganizing my...Read more