Resolution Way (Paperback)

By Carl Neville

Repeater, 9781910924129, 228pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

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Description

A financially comfortable but troubled young London author, Alex Hargreaves stumbles across the work of an unknown writer from the early 1990s, Vernon Crane, and presuming the missing Crane is dead, decides to pass the work off as his own. The problem is that the novel he wishes to plagiarize has been split among Crane's disparate and scattered group of friends, all of whom, twenty years later, are struggling with the demands of a life in a Britain in which current trends toward inequality and the concentration of political power have accelerated. Hargreave's mission to track down Crane's work sets in motion a series of encounters alternately tragic, redemptive and liberating and threatens to destroy Hargreaves own world in the process.

Combining the best elements of a literary thriller and speculative fiction, Resolution Way is a bleakly humorous satire on contemporary Britain, a meditation on the power of the past, the forces that shape our lives and the ways in which the possibility of the miraculous still remains.


About the Author

Carl Neville has been writing fiction for over 20 years. His first novel, Jessica: A Cautionary Tale was written while taking an MA in creative writing in 1998. He self-published two further novels - White Diaspora and Three Men, One Room. From 2006 onwards he was part of an influential critical blogging community, and was involved with a series of popular blogs on the 70s, 80s and 90s. He published two non-fiction books on film and the cultural history of two decades with Zer0 - the British 90s in Classless, and the American 70s in No More Heroes. Resolution Way, a dystopic novel set in contemporary Britain, will be published by Repeater in May 2016.
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