Berg cover
Ann Quin

Berg

‘A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father…’

So begins Ann Quin’s first novel, a debut ‘so staggeringly superior to most you’ll never forget it’ (The Guardian). Alistair Berg, hair restorer, shares a mistress with his father. He will, he decides, eliminate his rival. After mutilating a ventriloquist’s dummy, he finds himself accidentally seduced by the man he needs to kill. Mordant, heady, dark, Berg is Quin’s masterpiece, a classic of post-war avant-garde British writing.

Print status: Upcoming
Author: Ann Quin
Format: B-format paperback
Publication date (UK): 7 March 2019
Publication date (US): 5 June 2019
ISBN: 9781911508540
Ebook ISBN: 9781911508557
Availability: World
Number of pages: 176

Reviews

Lee Rourke
The Guardian

‘She is one of our greatest ever novelists. Ann Quin’s was a new British working-class voice that had not been heard before.’


New York Times

‘A marvellously warped book.’

Ian Patterson
London Review of Books

‘Funny and profound.’

Juliet Jacques

‘One of Britain’s most adventurous post-war writers. Psychologically dark and sexually daring, Quin’s relentlessly experimental prose reads like nobody else.’