The gift of tongues, prophecy exorcism...what might such concepts mean in a complacent backwater of North London? For Richard Bowen, adolescence becomes a nightmare when his parents join the charismatic movement and find a devil in his brother. Winner of the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask Awards.
Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and arvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He is the author of ovels, non-fiction and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and lewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lectures on literary translation in Milan, and his many translations from the Italian include works by oravia, Calvino, Calasso and Machiavelli.