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Question 7

by Richard Flanagan

Hardback (unsigned) £18.99
Published 30th May 2024
Signed first edition £18.99
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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in Bath

in Edinburgh

in Ely

in St Andrews


‘A work of non-fiction … but it has all the complexity of emotional heft of a great novel … Question 7 sets the high-water mark for what the genre [of memoir] can be’ Sunday Times

‘There’s so much … in Flanagan’s beautiful, unclassifiable novel-cum-memoirThat it is a masterpiece is without questionObserver

This is a book about the choices we make and the chain reaction that follows …

By way of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West’s affair, through 1930s nuclear physics, to Flanagan’s father working as a slave labourer near Hiroshima when the atom bomb is dropped, this daisy chain of events reaches fission when a young man finds himself trapped in a rapid on a wild river, not knowing if he is to live or to die.

Flanagan has created a love song to his island home and his parents and the terrible past that delivered him to that place.

Through a hypnotic melding of dream, history, science, and memory, Question 7 shows how our lives so often arise out of the stories of others and the stories we invent about ourselves.

I was fascinated, troubled, and enchanted by this strange and extraordinary work… I can think of nothing else quite like it’ Sarah Perry

‘Mighty in its rage and tenderness: his most momentous book yet’ Laura Cumming

‘Spectacular … It seems to me a book that will have an overwhelming effect on readers. It certainly did on me’ Colm Tóibín

Question 7 could be Richard Flanagan’s greatest yet’ Guardian

Fiercely alive and genuinely hard to put down’ Mark Haddon

Richard Flanagan, Winner of the Booker Prize 2014


Question 7
by Richard Flanagan


Vintage Publishing


Publication date
May 30, 2024

22.3cm x 14.5cm x 2.6cm