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The Death Of The Poet By N Quentin Woolf
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The Death of the Poet is the debut novel from columnist and broadcaster N Quentin Woolf.
Published this month by Serpent’s Tail, it has been chosen by Ali Smith as one of her top three debut novels of 2014, and by GQ Magazine as one of their must-read novels of the year.
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‘Very powerful.’ – Christopher Fowler
‘Gobbled up ‘The Death of the Poet’ in a matter of days. Couldn’t put it down. Seriously good.’ – Kate
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When you swear to love, to be faithful, or to do your duty, how does that promise bind you?
West Coast radio host John Knox falls passionately and irrevocably in love with Rachel McAllistair the first time they meet, when a political debate boils over and she punches him. Thrilled by her fire, he pursues her, promising never to leave her.
This promise becomes his burden, as her behaviour whirls out of control. She is abusive and cruel, and yet he stays – even after she does something so awful that both of their lives are changed forever. Increasingly isolated, he struggles to survive – and in doing so, unearths a secret from the battlefields of the First World War.
The Death of the Poet is a daringly honest, transfixing story about being in thrall to someone, being both a victim and a protector, and how early promise can turn into an utterly unrecognisable life. An exploration of violence in love, it’s controversial, devastating, and, in a complicated way, romantic too.
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‘Speechless – I am overwhelmed by the power of your book.’ – Marybel
‘Every now and again a book comes along that makes you want to stay up all night reading. This is just such a book. The prose is beautiful and elegant, the characters keenly observed, and the story heartbreaking. I wish it had never ended.’ – Lisa
What is the blogging assignment?
UK bloggers only
To send us your postal address.
We will send you a copy.
Then we will ask you review and tell your audience how good it is!
What type of blogs are you looking for?
But culture and entertainment would be great.
Preferred geographic location of the blogger:
How might you compensate the blogger?
Getting to keep the product
How else might you compensate the blogger?
With a free copy of the book
Assignment close date:
04 June 2014
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