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Spring The US debut of leading UK author David Szalay, named one of The Daily Telegraph s twenty best British novelists under fortyJames is a man with a checkered past sporadic entrepreneur, one time film producer, almost a dot com millionaire now alone in a flat in Bloomsbury, running a shady horse racing tips operation Katherine is a manager at a luxury hotel, a job she d intended to leave years ago, and is separated from her husband The novel unfolds in , at the end of the money for nothing years, as a chance meeting leads to an awkward tryst and James tries to make sense of a relationship where no means maybe and a yes can never be taken for grantedDavid Szalay builds a novel of immense resonance as he cycles though perspectives that add layers of depth to the hesitations, missteps, and tensions as James tries to win Katherine James s other pursuit is money, and Spring follows his investments and schemes, from a half share in a thoroughbred to a suit and tie day job he s taken to pay the bills Spring is a sharply tuned novel so nuanced and precise in its psychology that it establishes Szalay as a major talent

10 thoughts on “Spring

  1. says:

    An unconventional novel in the tradition of realism, and I ll take David Szalay over Jonathan Franzen any day The subjects are romantic love, money, social class At the heart of the novel is the relationship between Katherine and James, which though many months in, still feels like early days James is maddeningly passive, inert And yet Horse racing also figures in Not a lot happe

  2. says:

    Won this as an advanced reader copy through Goodreads I have mixed feelings about this book It is about a guy and a girl who start a relationship while she has been separated from her husband for over a year What I liked about this book was how real it was Everything was presented in this book like it would have happened in a real relationship in real life Many books try for this but

  3. says:

    Around two thirds of this was very good astute and beautifully observed descriptions of the relationship between two flawed people in London, very saddening and slightly frustrating at times, but with merit and aspects that will resonate with other readers as it did with myself The miserable nature did leave me a little dissatisfied, but it was an involving and interesting story in that

  4. says:

    I gave up with 100 pages to go Our main narrator is a sad sap who you just wish would make a decent decision I didn t want to spend time with him and I couldn t see why Katherine didn t cut him loose The point of view is totally unbalanced and what made me finally throw in the towel was when the POV shifted 160 some pages in to a character we d never even met before.

  5. says:

    read a few pieces from D Szalay that intrigued me a lot his story youth from The Paris review and the excerpt from Granta so I decided to try his most well known novel and the only one published in the US so far quite readable and generally keeping my interest but ultimately kind of meh, why did I bother sort still liked the writing quite a lot so I plan to see if his next book or story isintere

  6. says:

    found this book very similar in parts to on chesil beach by ian mcewan with details of a relationship going nowhere and both sides not really knowing their deeper feelings through insecurity and neediness

  7. says:

    This is a very sly book Initially it starts out as a chick lit romance with a incomprehensibly smitten man and a unusually reluctant but permissive woman, but as the story unfolds, their motivations prove not so clearcut Katherine and James meet at a wedding and embark on a frustrating, inconclusive affair The reasons for attraction are unclear and not fully explained, but each has histories that are ex

  8. says:

    David Szalay s 3rd novel is very much about contemporary life in London amongst a group of people whose obsessions with making money and forging relationships are often undermined by their own failings and uncertainties James, a former dot com entrepreneur, falls in love with Katherine, who although separated from her husband cannot quite break away from him and seems unable to commit to another relationshi

  9. says:

    One of the 2013 Granta best young British novelists I d never heard of him so decided to try this, his most recent novel Hmm Just ok The two main characters engaged in a doomed love affair at the center of the book are not terribly illuminated and the dialogue I found really immature Here are two people in their thirties, with lots of life experience marriages, career changes, far flung travel and yet they seem

  10. says:

    No dedication.Opening London light in the scuffed, keyed windows of a Piccadilly Line train from Heathrow London light on the open spaces it hurries past, on the passing spokes of perdendicular suburban streets, on playing fields seen through a perimeter line of faint shadowed trees.Cardboard cut out Warning Read it all hoping that something was going to happen.it didn t No dedication.Opening London light in the sc

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About the Author: David Szalay

David Szalay born 1974 in Montreal, Quebec is an English writer.He was born in Canada, moved to the UK the following year and has lived there ever since He studied at Oxford University and has written a number of radio dramas for the BBC.He won the Betty Trask Award for his first novel, London and the South East, along with the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize Since then he has written two other novels Innocent 2009 and Spring 2011 He has also recently been named one of The Telegraph s Top 20 British Writers Under 40 and has also made it onto Granta magazine s 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists.A fourth novel All That Man Is was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2016.

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