- The Darker Proof by Adam Mars-Jones and Edmund White
Faber, 250 pp, £3.95, July 1987, ISBN 0 571 15068 3
It sounds like it’s something to do with helping, but that is very far from its meaning. I can’t remember when we first started hearing it; no more than five or six years ago, surely. It’s an Eighties word. When they open the decade up, they’ll find it engraved on its heart.