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Wish I Was Here


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One of our greatest and most original living writers sets out the perils of the writing life with joyful provocation

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M. John Harrison, a genre-defying author and literary critic, has been hailed by writers including Olivia Laing, Robert MacFarlane and Neil Gaiman as one of the most brilliant prose stylists alive today.


'One of the best writers currently at work in English' - Robert Macfarlane, author of The Wild Places

'Hilarious and haunting' - William Gibson, author of Neuromancer

''Harrison is the shape-shifting master of absent and elusive things, many of them absent and eluding in Barnes and the Peak District. In this mesmerising book, the author - or rather his style - goes in search of what may have been his memories of different versions of his life. The result is an enchantment of instability, usually ungraspable, always intense.'' - Neil MacGregor, author of Living with the Gods

'A deep dive into the back-and-forth, up-down, sideways mind of a true genius. An immersive pleasure and a literary adventure' - Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

'He is one of the very great writers alive today' - China Mieville, author of Perdido Street Station

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