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Darke by rick gekoski

Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his 'coming of old age' journal; he eats little, drinks and smokes a lot.

Meditating on what he has lost – the loves of his life, both dead and alive - he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment.

 

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Availability:

The U.S. edition is available from November 8 2017.

The Paperback edition is available in the UK from Februay 2018.

Hardback published in the UK by Canongate in February 2017.

Darke is available online from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Waterstones, and Hive .

It is also available from all good bookshops.

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Darke - Paperback Edition

The Paperback edition
is available in the UK from Februay 2018.

 

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