Philip Womack

Playing in the Sun

Heliopolis

By

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In his first novel, The Amnesia Clinic, James Scudamore showed that he was adept at creating and sustaining an evocative atmosphere, and at playing with concepts of truth and fiction. His narrator, an English boy in a South American country, proved to be unreliable, and the novel slickly dealt with the fallout of his deceptions. Here, in his second novel, he returns to similar ground.

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