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Stealing the story: A Lonely Man, by Chris Power, reviewed

8 May 2021

9:00 AM

8 May 2021

9:00 AM

A Lonely Man Chris Power

Faber, pp.320, 14.99

Robert Prowe has writer’s block. An Englishman reaching middle age, he lives in Berlin with his Swedish wife and their two young daughters: two prams in the hall, two enemies of promise. Having enjoyed some success with a collection of short stories, Robert has been commissioned to write a novel; but the submission date was 18 months ago and he now spends his mornings deleting, letter by letter, the few words he produced the day before.

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