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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 madcap frolic with sinister undertones, a debut ‘so staggeringly superior to most you’ll never forget it’ (The Guardian). Alistair Berg hears where his father, who has been absent from his life since his infancy, is living. Without revealing his identity, Berg takes a room next to the one where his father and father’s mistress are lodging and he starts to plot his father’s elimination. Seduction and violence follow, though not quite as Berg intends, with Quin lending the proceedings a delightful absurdist humour.

Anarchic, heady, dark, Berg is Quin’s masterpiece, a classic of post-war avant-garde British writing, and now finally back in print after much demand.

Paperback: £10.00
Ebook: £5.00
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 marvelously 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.’