BOOKS

Arctic Summer

Damon Galgut

RRP: £8.99

1 January 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782391593

RRP: £7.99

6 March 2014

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782392798

In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind: a sense of impending menace, lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky.

It will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before A Passage to India, E. M. Forster’s great work of literature, is published. During these years, Morgan will come to a profound understanding of himself as a man, and of the infinite subtleties and complexity of human nature, bringing these great insights to his remarkable novel.

At once a fictional exploration of the life and times of one of Britain’s finest novelists – his struggle to find a way of living and being – and a stunningly vivid evocation of the mysterious alchemy of the creative process, Arctic Summer is a literary masterpiece, by one of the finest writers of his generation.