The Brothers M

Secker & Warbung
Year: 1960 Pages: 512 Hardback ASIN:  B0017ZVMOA

At Oxford two young scholars meet and become friends — one is an earnest, ambitious, solitary Canadian and the other a popular, charismatic, yet insecure Ugandan. As newcomers they assess European civilization as the colonial epoch ends; discuss their love affairs; struggle to find themselves and make sense of life. They are thrown together on a quest to the Ruwenzori Mountains which becomes a monstrous invasion of privacy. A tremendous conflict ensues, culminating in tragedy.

‘His exploration of terra incognita is brilliant, sustained and persuasive.’
Orville Prescott – New York Times

‘Mr Stacey writes with authority, intelligence and the desperation of helpless love.’
The Guardian

‘A great talent’
The New Statesman

‘As a novelist, Tom Stacey has acquired a mantle of majesty.’
Christopher Hill – Oxford Mail

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