Enemy Of The Good, The

Enemy Of The Good, The

The Glanvilles are an extraordinary family. Edwin is a retired bishop who has lost his faith. Marta, a child of the Warsaw Ghetto, is a controversial anthropologist. Their son, Clement, is a celebrated gay painter traumatised by the death of his twin. Their daughter, Susannah, is a music publicist recovering from an affair with a convicted murderer. Over three remarkable years, the family goes through a sequence of events that causes it to reassess its deepest values and closest relationships.

'Our best chronicler of the rewards and pitfalls of present day faith.' Philip Pullman

'A total page-turner.' Literary Review

'A powerful, hearfelt novel.' The Times

'His best to date...You could truly say all human life was here.' A.N. Wilson, Reader's Digest

'A writer with quite exceptional gifts.' Paul Burston, Time Out

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Published: 
04 Feb 2010
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9781906413620
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Enemy Of The Good, The

The Glanvilles are an extraordinary family. Edwin is a retired bishop who has lost his faith. Marta, a child of the Warsaw Ghetto, is a controversial anthropologist. Their son, Clement, is a celebrated gay painter traumatised by the death of his twin. Their daughter, Susannah, is a music publicist recovering from an affair with a convicted murderer. Over three remarkable years, the family goes through a sequence of events that causes it to reassess its deepest values and closest relationships.

'Our best chronicler of the rewards and pitfalls of present day faith.' - Philip Pullman

'A total page-turner.' Literary Review

'A powerful, hearfelt novel.' The Times

'His best to date...You could truly say all human life was here.' A.N. Wilson, Reader's Digest

'A writer with quite exceptional gifts.' Paul Burston, Time Out

Price £: 
5.99
eBook
Published: 
04 Feb 2010
ISBN: 
9781908129321
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About the author

  • Michael Arditti

    Michael Arditti

    Michael Arditti is a novelist, short story writer and critic. His novels are The Celibate (1993), Pagan and her Parents  (Pagan’s Father in the USA) (1996), Easter (2000), Unity (2005), A Sea Change (2006), The Enemy of the Good (2009), Jubilate (2011) and The Breath of Night (2013). His short story collection, Good Clean Fun was published in 2004. He was awarded a Harold Hyam Wingate scholarship in 2000, a Royal Literary Fund fellowship in 2001, an Oppenheim-John Downes memorial award in 2003 and Arts Council awards in 2004 and 2007. He was the Leverhulme artist in residence at the Freud museum in 2008. His novels have been short- and long-listed for several literary awards and Easter won the inaugural Waterstone’s Mardi Gras award. In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Chester. He is currently theatre critic of the Sunday Express.

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