Pillow Man

Hardcover | September 22, 2015

byNick Coleman

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An odd romance that begins among the Egyptian cotton sheets and goosedown pillows of an Oxford Street department store.
     William has a good, steady job in retail. He works in the bedlinen department of an Oxford Street store. He knows everything there is to know about comfy. Lucy has a portfolio career which, in her view, is no kind of career at all. Her life is a mess, her love life even more unsatisfactory than that. She wouldn't be comfortable if she sat on a sofa in Heal's. Unable to sleep, she thinks a new pillow might be the answer. William and Lucy are not connected. Yet the pair of them share a terrible memory from the past, the sort of joint recollection that changes with the light, depending on who you were and where you were standing at the time. 
     The question is: what to do with it?
     Pillow Man is a London novel of our uneasy times. It has love in it and darkness. It sets lonely tunes to a broken backbeat. It marries life to death. Crucially, it explores the difficult metaphysics of bedtime. 
     What, after all, do we really mean by 'thread-count'?

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An odd romance that begins among the Egyptian cotton sheets and goosedown pillows of an Oxford Street department store.     William has a good, steady job in retail. He works in the bedlinen department of an Oxford Street store. He knows everything there is to know about comfy. Lucy has a portfolio career which, in her view, is no kind...

NICK COLEMAN was born in Buckinghamshire in 1960, but grew up in the Fens. Following a brief spell as a stringer at NME in the mid-1980s, he was Music Editor of Time Out magazine for seven years. This was followed by a dozen years as Arts and Features Editors at the Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He has also written for The...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.5 × 6.2 × 0.85 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0224099817

ISBN - 13:9780224099813

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