The Escape

Adam Thirlwell

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Vintage Publishing
5 August 2010
ISBN: 9780099539834
Paperback

From the publisher

'The more I knew of Haffner,' writes Adam Thirlwell in The Escape, 'the more real he became, this was true. And, simultaneously, Haffner disappeared.'

In a forgotten spa town snug in the Alps, at the end of the twentieth century, Haffner is seeking a cure, more women, and a villa that belonged to his late wife.

But really he is trying to escape: from his family, his lovers, his history, his entire Haffnerian condition.

For Haffner is 78.

Haffner, in other words, is too old to be grown up.