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Birlinn General
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781846974410
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 192
PUBLICATION DATE: July 12, 2018

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The Only Problem

By (author) Muriel Spark; Introduction by Richard Holloway; Series edited by Alan Taylor

Wealthy Canadian scholar Harvey Gotham lives in splendid isolation in France and is working on a book about Job. He loves his wife, Effie,dearly but she has taken to planting bombs in supermarkets and has joined an anarchist group. Here, Spark returns to the Book of Job, whichhad always fascinated her, and `the only problem’ – the problem of suffering. Why does God allow it? A despairing and exhilarating read, TheOnly Problem is a masterwork.This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions betweenNovember 2017 and September 2018.

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