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The Glamour

By Christopher Priest

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THE GLAMOUR: Hypnotic, tricky, uneasy and full of double meaning

Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of "the glamour".

Biographical Notes

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (the James Tait Black Award) and a major genre prize (The World Fantasy Award); THE SEPARATION won both the Arthur C. Clarke and the British Science Fiction Awards. He was selected for the original Best of Young British Novelists in1983.

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  • ISBN: 9780575075795
  • Publication date: 09 Jun 2005
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Gollancz
A tightly narrated slice of psychological horror. — The Independent
"[a] cool, understated chiller. Priest's control over his story will keep you turning the pages as events slowly twist their way to an unseen climax." — Brian J. Robb, DREAMWATCH
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Christopher Priest
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