This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years from The Remains of the Day to White Teeth. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.
Julian Murphet is Professor of Modern Film and Literature at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of Multimedia Modernism (Cambridge, 2009), Literature and Race in Los Angeles (Cambridge, 2001), co-author of Narrative and Media (Cambridge, 2005), and co-editor of Literature and Visual Technologies (Palgrave, 2003).