The Mark and the Void

Author(s): Paul Murray


This is a comic masterpiece about love, art, greed and the banking crisis, from the author of Skippy Dies Workaholic. French banker Claude is so busy making money from Ireland's economic crisis he has no time for romance. Then he meets mysterious writer Paul, who says he wants to put Claude in a book. Next thing Claude knows, he's falling in love with beautiful Greek waitress, Augustina. But can an investment banker be turned into a romantic hero, even with a writer on his side? And is Paul actually on Claude's side at all? And why is Claude's new boss staking all of their money on losing propositions? Is anyone in this whole town telling the truth? Praise for Skippy Dies: "A triumph." (Sunday Times). "A masterpiece." (Metro). "A comic epic." (David Nicholls).


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Paul Murray is the author of An Evening of Long Goodbyes, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2003, and Skippy Dies, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award in 2010 and (in the United States) the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Mark and the Void is his third novel. He lives in Dublin.

General Fields

  • : 9780241146668
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • : June 2015
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

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  • : Paul Murray
  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : 823.92
  • : 480