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A Bright Moon for Fools, by Jasper Gibson - review

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

A Bright Moon for Fools Jasper Gibson

Inside the Dog, pp.352, £14.99, ISBN: 9780957418108

Harry Christmas, the central character of this bitterly funny debut novel, is a middle- aged, overweight alcoholic, with no friends and no prospects. After marrying a woman and running off with her money, he flies to Venezuela. He justifies this in two ways, the first sentimental, the second pragmatic. He wants to visit the country of his deceased first wife’s family, and he wants to escape the Rot.

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