Knock: A Novel

Overview

KNOCK is a novel about the final days of a London postman suffering from terminal pneumonia. "He belongs, really, to the streets of Dublin - or perhaps Mr Harbinson's Belfast - not London. So do most of the other characters in this sad, moving, often beautifully funny and engagingly stately progress through a man's mind and past." (London Daily Telegraph) KNOCK "belongs to an Irish tradition that runs from Charles Lever and Samuel Lover, down through Joyce, Beckett and Donleavy....
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Overview

KNOCK is a novel about the final days of a London postman suffering from terminal pneumonia. "He belongs, really, to the streets of Dublin - or perhaps Mr Harbinson's Belfast - not London. So do most of the other characters in this sad, moving, often beautifully funny and engagingly stately progress through a man's mind and past." (London Daily Telegraph) KNOCK "belongs to an Irish tradition that runs from Charles Lever and Samuel Lover, down through Joyce, Beckett and Donleavy. (Colin Wilson, Afterword).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448657230
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

W A Harbinson is the author of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, including his bestselling novels GENESIS (1980) and REVELATION (1982). Though he is mainly known for his commercial novels and biographies, his career began more modestly with literary works such as KNOCK. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1941, he has since lived for lengthy periods of time in Australia, London and Paris. He presently lives in West Cork, Ireland.
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