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.
Prodigal is a novel of darkly polished prose, human wit, acute psychological insights, shot throughout with threads of black humour. In tackling the complexities of familial love, Lambert has written a novel reminiscent of Edward St Aubyn or Alan Hollinghurst, and the result is raw, provocative and deeply moving.
Praise for Charles Lambert
‘Expertly crafted’ Owen King, author of Double Feature
‘Compulsively readable… One of a kind’ Kirkus (starred review)
‘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