Emily Gould: Tim Parks, 2 August 2012
Show More Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing by Tim Parks.
Vintage, 335 pp., £8.99, July 2011, 978 0 09 954888 1Show More
The Server by Tim Parks.
Harvill Secker, 288 pp., £16.99, May 2012, 978 1 84655 577 0Show More
“... At some point in his mid-forties, the novelist Tim Parks developed a terrible pain, near-constant and located in embarrassing places: his lower abdomen and crotch. ‘I had quite a repertoire of pains at this point: a general smouldering tension throughout the abdomen, a sharp jab in the perineum, an electric shock darting down the inside of the thighs, an ache in the small of the back, a shivery twinge in the penis itself ...”