Melissa McClements

Where Nobody Knows Your Name

A Town by the Sea


Jonathan Cape 198pp £15.99 order from our bookshop

Chris Paling is an author dedicated to variety. He has so far written historical fiction, a murder mystery and a contemporary comedy. His seventh novel, A Town by the Sea, takes him further down the road of literary experimentation than ever before. It is a genre-defying, first-person account of a confused and isolated young man’s struggle to come to terms with a trauma in his past.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter