The fit

Hensher, P (2004) The fit. Fourth Estate, London. ISBN 007174810


A short, delicious, rather disorienting novel about an indexer who wakes up one morning to a Dear John letter informing him his wife has left him...'My wife had gone and I didn't know where she had gone. It would have been terrible if I had liked her but I only loved her. 'John is an indexer, and a bloody good one at that. He lives in a beautiful house with a beautiful garden, and has a beautiful wife, Janet. (Yes, yes, they are called Janet and John. They know. )But lately, things have begun to go wrong. Thanks to his flawless index for 'Haddock: The Story of the Fish Which Changed the World', John has become typecast, and a commission for an index for 'Squid Through the Ages in Poetry and Prose' swiftly followed. And to cap it all, he's woken up with a terrible case of the hiccups, and Janet has left him

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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