“A fiendishly clever story written with self-assured panache as told by unreliable narrators. I was torn between a desire to race ahead to find out what would happen next and a wish to linger on and enjoy the prose. Why isn’t this a bestseller?”
Professor of Comparative European History,
Queen Mary, University of London
“Johnston’s handling of art and duplicity makes for a compelling composition – his colour and originality is tempered with enough sinister, dark and authoritative realism to entrap and engage the reader throughout.”
Philip Mould OBE, Director of Philip Mould & Company,
Specialist Dealer in British Art and Old Masters;
and co-presenter of BBC TV’s Fake or Fortune?
On this year’s Man Booker short list is All That Man Is by David Szalay [London: Jonathan Cape, 2016]. Will it win? Answer shortly. One of Granta’s Best Young British novelists, Szalay is the author of three previous novels. This one takes an interesting form.