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Spider is gaunt, threadbare, unnerved by everything from his landlady to the smell of gas. He tells us his story in a storm of beautiful language that slowly reveals itself as a fiendishly layered construction of truth and illusion. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.

About The Author

Patrick McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital, where for many years his father was a Medical Superintendent. He has lived in various parts of North America and spent several years on a remote island in the north Pacific. He moved to New York City in 1981. He is the author of The Grotesque Spider, Dr. Haggard's Disease, Asylum, and Martha Peake.

He lives in New York and London and is married to actress Maria Aitken.

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 18, 2015)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501125409

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