Skios: A Novel

Skios: A Novel

Michael Frayn


Longlisted for the guy Booker Prize and a Washington Post striking ebook of the Year

On the personal Greek island of Skios, the high-paying visitors of a world-renowned starting place organize for the once a year keynote tackle, to accept this 12 months by means of Dr. Norman Wilfred, an getting older and bulky authority at the clinical association of technological know-how. He seems to be strangely younger and captivating, and everybody is quickly consuming out of his hand.

Meanwhile, in a distant villa on the different finish of the island, the ravishing Georgie has agreed to spend a furtive horizontal weekend with a infamous schemer, who has usually did not take place. Trapped there along with her in its place is a pompous, balding person referred to as Dr. Norman Wilfred, who has misplaced his whereabouts, his baggage, and his temper―indeed, every thing he possesses except the textual content of a lecture at the medical association of science.

In a spiraling farce approximately upright lecturers, formidable climbers, and dotty philanthropists, Michael Frayn, "the god of farce" (Entertainment Weekly), tells a narrative of non-public disintegration, probing his everlasting subject of ways we all know what we all know whilst he supplies us to the outer limits of hilarity.

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