The Roundabout Man by Clare MorrallThe Roundabout Man by Clare Morrall

The Roundabout Man

byClare Morrall

Paperback | November 27, 2012

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Who is the Roundabout Man?

He doesn't look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood.

What he hopes no one will discover is that he's therealQuinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother.



By the author ofAstonishing Splashes of ColourandThe Man Who Disappeared, The Roundabout Mandelivers a wittily observed slice of modern life as it plumbs the gulf between nostalgia and reality.


Clare Morrall was born in Exeter and now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher, and has two daughters. Her first novel,Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 by Tindal Street Press and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She has since published four novels:Natural Flights of the Human Mind, which is bei...
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Title:The Roundabout ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340994320

ISBN - 13:9780340994320

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Editorial Reviews

Morrall has always excelled at portraying individuals who are out of kilter with the world and critical of it...The fundamental mystery of the artistic imagination is one of the threads that run through Morrall's novel, along with its destructive effects on those in proximity to the artist and the extent to which every life is fictional...Best of all is the portrait of the hapless Quinn. Despite his glamorous back story, he has no outstanding qualities yet is quietly fascinating.-Suzi Feay, Literary Review