Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn

Dunbar King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) Paperback Oct 5 2017

By Edward St Aubyn
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`I really did have an empire, you know,' said Dunbar. `Have I ever told you the story of how it was stolen from me?' Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions... Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. His take on King Lear, Shakespeare's most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times - an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Hogarth
Publication date
Oct 5 2017
Language
English
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9781781090398
ISBN-10
1781090394
Weight
241g
Dimensions
135.0mm x 216.0mm