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'An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force' Pat Barker

The Abomination chronicles the life of Santiago Moore Zamora, a young man born to a beautiful, emotionally distant Spanish mother and an austere English father. Adrift in a world of nameless one night stands, living in a London of suffocating hedonism he remembers his early years in Spain and sudden exile to boarding school in England where two proscribed love affairs set him on a course apart.

'Golding's tale is no simple fable of innocence lost or trust abused; rather, it is a chilling dissection of inexorable, irreversible alienation . . . This unflinching novel deserves to be read' Guardian

'This is an accomplished first novel . . . stylish, clever, experimental, ambitious, urbane' TLS

'The Abomination is astonishingly assured; the strongest debut since The Swimming-Pool Library' Independent

About Paul Golding

Paul Golding is the author of two novels, The Abomination (2000) and Senseless (2004) both published by Picador. He lives in London.

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