Ingenious Pain
1999 Winner

Ingenious Pain

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Ingenious Pain creates a fully imagined narrative world teeming with characters who dramatise the sensuality of the age … Ingenious Pain is a persuasive literary achievement.

Ingenious Pain tells of the rise, fall and redemption of an extraordinary man, whose lack of compassion is physical: he is unable to feel pain. Born in the West Country, in the mid-eighteenth century, at the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer grows up to become a brilliant surgeon. The novels takes us from England, through Europe, across to Russia, as Dyer travels to St. Petersburg: en route, he meets a witch-like woman, who proves both his nemesis and saviour. At one level an exciting adventure story, Ingenious Pain is also a novel of ideas, packed with detail, with a wonderful sense of period.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Andrew
Miller

Andrew Miller, award-winning author of eight novels, was born in Bristol in 1960. He studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, University of East Anglia (with Malcolm Bradbury, Rose Tremain and Lorna Sage), and at Lancaster University where he completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor David Craig. He has been awarded The James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Grinzane Cavour, The International IMPAC and the Costa Book of the Year. His most recent novel, Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, came out with Sceptre in August 2018.

Andrew Miller, award-winning author of eight novels, was born in Bristol in 1960. He studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, University of East Anglia (with Malcolm Bradbury, Rose Tremain and Lorna Sage), and at Lancaster University where he completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor David Craig. He has been awarded The James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Grinzane Cavour, The International IMPAC and the Costa Book of the Year. His most recent novel, Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, came out with Sceptre in August 2018.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
31/12/1996
Author
Publisher
Sceptre

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