Reading with No Clothes on

Michael Hofmann

  • The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
    NYRB, 400 pp, £10.99, July 2007, ISBN 978 1 59017 233 9

With the slush pile now going the way of the ice-cap, G.B. Edwards’s miraculous novel The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is one more instance – beyond the usually trotted out Lord of the Flies by William Golding, who was an admirer – of why that might be a pity, and why, ice-caps permitting, we might come to regret it.

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