The Roundabout Man

Who is the Roundabout Man?

He doesn't look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood.

What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother.

  • Pub date: 13.11.12
  • RRP: $30.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback

Author

Clare Morrall

Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published by Tindal Street Press in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has since published three novels: NATURAL FLIGHTS OF THE HUMAN MIND, THE LANGUAGE OF OTHERS and THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED. Born in Exeter, she now lives in Birmingham where she works as a music teacher, and has two grown-up children.

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