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ISBN
9781910709498

eBook ISBN
9781910709504

Publication date
23rd August 2018

RRP
£8.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB

Extent (number of pages)
352pp

Territory

World

BIC category
F, FH

US publication date
12th January 2021

US RRP
$15.95

Category

Prodigal

£8.99

An innovative family drama told across three timelines that explores the nature of trust, death and what we do to one another in the name of love.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE 2019

Meet Jeremy, a hapless fifty-something who is scraping together a living in Paris writing soft-core pornography as ‘Nathalie Cray’.

When his all-but-estranged sister tells him their father is dying, he reluctantly travels back to his parental home in the English countryside. Confronted with a life he had always sought to escape, Jeremy begins an emotionally fraught journey into his family’s chequered past – back to the unexpected death of his mother in a provincial Greek hospital years earlier, and even further back, to the moment at which the Eldritch family fell apart.

A bold take on the queer coming-of-age story, Prodigal deftly reconsiders everything we think we know about the nature of trust, death, and what we do to each other in the name of love.

Reviews
‘Lambert is undoubtedly a very skilled writer and the reader is immediately engaged and drawn into this family’s world’ TripFiction
‘A visceral novel about a family suffering under the weight of secrets, lies, and things left unsaid’ Foreword Reviews
‘Lambert is a writer full of wit and poignance, especially in portraying the toxicity of White middle-class British society’ Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Charles Lambert
‘A writer who never ceases to surprise’ Jenny Offill, author of Weather
‘Expertly crafted’ Owen King, author of Double Feature
‘A seriously good writer’ Beryl Bainbridge
‘Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status’ Maggie Gee
‘More delicate than Dickens and stranger than Snicket,.. Sometimes heart-stopping, sometimes heart-warming, it is a provocative tale, ripe with intrigue. I loved every weird moment of it’ Nuala O’Connor, author of Miss Emily
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Charles Lambert

Meet the author

Charles Lambert is the author of several novels, short stories, and the memoir With a Zero at its Heart, which was voted one of The Guardian readers’ Ten Best Books of the Year in 2014. In 2007, he won an O. Henry Award for his short story The Scent of Cinnamon. His first novel, Little Monsters, was…

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