Paul Golding The Abomination: A Novel

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The Abomination: A Novel

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Cruising the seamy underbelly of London’s gay scene, James Moore Zamora is as eager to repel men as he is to seduce them. Handsome, sophisticated, intelligent, and vain, beneath his immaculately maintained exterior lies an elaborate network of deeply embedded scars from a lifetime filled with betrayal and isolation. Born to negligent, self-absorbed parents and raised among upper crust society on a picturesque Spanish island, at nine-years-old James is sent off to an exclusive Catholic boarding school in England. Met with savageness by his peers, and seduced by the twisted affections of his teachers, he soon develops a self-consciousness that passes for self-awareness and a profound cynicism that masks savage anger. Charged with linguistic precision, brutal honesty, and caustic wit, The Abomination is a disturbing yet electrifying account of one man’s tortured coming of age.

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"Paul Golding tells [this story] with extraordinary intensity . . . His dialogues are virtuoso set pieces."
-- The Economist

"This is an accomplished first novel. It is stylish, clever, experimental, ambitious, urbane."
-- Times Literary Supplement (London)

"The Abomination is astonishingly assured; the strongest gay debut since The Swimming-Pool Library. It doesn't solve the question of what gay crossover material should be. It absolves it with fine writing, humour, and moral precision."
-- The Independent (London)

"An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force."
-- Pat Barker, author of The Ghost Road and Regeneration

"An extraordinary debut novel . . . No simple fable of innocence lost or trust abused; rather it is a chilling dissection of inexorable, irreversible alienation . . . Despite its bleakness, this unflinching novel deserves to be read."
-- The Guardian

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“Stunning, angrily intelligent. . . . Paul Golding [is] a writer to reckon with.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force.” —Pat Barker

“Beautiful and profane. . . . [Golding’s] brittle wisdom is difficult to dismiss.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Stylish, clever, experimental, ambitious, urbane.” –Times Literary Supplement

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