James Kidd

Back on Track

A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

By David Gates

Serpent’s Tail 314pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

Pacific

By Tom Drury

Old Street 194pp £12 order from our bookshop

It’s hard enough to keep up with contemporary fiction without wading through the forgotten masterpieces that prevented you from reading it in the first place. Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road and, more recently, John Williams’s Stoner have enjoyed notable second winds thanks to savvy marketing and the endorsement of well-known writers. 

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