The Unfortunates

Author(s): B. S. Johnson

General Fiction

A sports journalist, sent to a Midlands town on a weekly assignment, finds himself confronted by ghosts from the past when he disembarks at the railway station. Memories of one of his best, most trusted friends, a tragically young victim of cancer, begin to flood through his mind as he attempts to go about the routine business of reporting a football match. B. S. Johnson's famous 'book in a box', in which the chapters are presented unbound, to be read in any order the reader chooses, is one of the key works of a novelist now undergoing an enormous revival of interest. It is a book of passionate honesty and dark, courageous humour: a meditation on death and a celebration of friendship which also offers a remarkably frank self-portrait of its author.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780330353298
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : September 1999
  • : 201mm X 134mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : B. S. Johnson
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.914
  • : 288