David Jays

Into the Wild

The Other


Bloomsbury 255pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

The setup of David Guterson’s new novel is pure tabloid. There are two old friends, one from a rich family, the other a diligent teacher. The rich kid leaves humanity behind and becomes a recluse in the forest, and when he dies in almost outlandish circumstances the teacher inherits a fortune. Or, as an excitable headline writer puts it, ‘Mummy Bequeaths Millions!’

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