Stuart: A Life Backwards

Stuart: A Life Backwards

By: Alexander Masters (author)Hardback

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`Stuart does not like the manuscript. He's after a bestseller, "like what Tom Clancy writes". "But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs," I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.' This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer (`a middle-class scum ponce, if you want to be honest about it, Alexander'), and Stuart Shorter, a homeless, knife-wielding thief. Told backwards - Stuart's idea - it starts with a deeply troubled thirty-two-year-old and ends with a `happy-go-lucky little boy' of twelve. This brilliant biography, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, presents a humbling portrait of homeless life, and is as extraordinary and unexpected as the man it describes.

About Author

Alexander Masters lives in London. His second book, `The Genius in My Basement', was published in 2011.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780007200375
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780007200375
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0007200374

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