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By Dan Rhodes

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Dan Rhodes was included in Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list in 2003. His funny, misanthropic first novel, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, was ample justification for it. He also famously wrote Anthropology, a collection of 101 stories each 101 words long, which was a stylistic achievement if not of durable appeal; but he hasn’t really yet matched the heights of Timoleon Vieta. Gold is now his third novel (if you count The Little White Car, written under the name ‘Danuta da Rhodes’).

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