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The author has worked in industry and has studied the eighteenth-century novel, among other subjects. He lives in Devon in the UK. The Escalator is his first novel.
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Name: Budden, Andrew, author
Title: The Escalator
Description: Contemporary British literary fiction – a novel
Publishing Date and Release Date: January 1st, 2023
Paperback: Print length: 260 pages | Language: English | Publisher: Editstream Press | Dimensions: 5.25″ (133mm) x 8″ (203mm) Spine: 0.58840 in (14.95 mm).
Hardcover Large Print Edition: Print length: 548 pages | Language: English | Publisher: Editstream Press | Dimensions: 6.140″ x 9.210″ (234mm x 156mm) Spine: 1.37500 in (34.92 mm)
Identifiers: ISBN 978-1-7397391-0-2 (paperback) | ISBN 978-1-7397391-1-9 (hardcover, large print) | ISBN 978-1-7397391-2-6 (ebook) | ISBN 978-1-7397391-3-3 (audiobook)
Target Readers: Adults interested in contemporary, realistic, British, literary fiction. Areas touched on include philosophy, psychology, city and family life.
BISAC Subject Headings:
- FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
- FIC098060 FICTION / World Literature / England / 21st Century
- FIC025000 FICTION / Psychological
- FIC051000 FICTION / Cultural Heritage
- FIC045000 FICTION / Family Life / General
- FIC069000 FICTION / City Life
- FIC039000 FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
- FIC080000 FICTION / Multiple Timelines
BIC Subject Category:
- FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- FBA Modern & contemporary fiction
- FXM Narrative theme: interior life
- FS Family life fiction
Publisher’s Cataloging-in-Publication Data
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|Names:||Budden, Andrew, author.|
|Title:||The escalator / Andrew Budden.|
|Description:||London : Editstream Press, |
|Identifiers:||ISBN: 978-1-7397391-0-2 (paperback) | 978-1-7397391-1-9 (hardcover, large print) | 978-1-7397391-2-6 (ebook) | 978-1-7397391-3-3 (audiobook)|
|Subjects:||LCSH: Birmingham (England)–Fiction. | Twenty-first century–Fiction. | Love–Fiction. | Alienation (Social psychology)–Fiction. | Cultural property–Fiction. | Imagination–Fiction. | Mind and reality–Fiction. | English fiction–21st century. | LCGFT: Psychological fiction. | Philosophical fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Literary. | FICTION / World Literature / England / 21st Century. | FICTION / Psychological. | FICTION / Cultural Heritage. | FICTION / Family Life / General. | FICTION / City Life. | FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical. | FICTION / Multiple Timelines.|
|Classification:||LCC: PR6102.U353 E83 2023 ||
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It’s amazing where you can roam at the foot of an escalator. William, free to think at the bottom of his, is about to embark on the shocking finale to his mysterious search.
There’s much else to ponder, too. There’s his love for the barbed Cas. And who’s the woman he meets every week claiming to be his daughter? There’s the past he pictures of flying, TV, spiritual and sporting glory. But how does the ordinary life he remembers at the steelworks sit with being confidant to Marlon Brando and Michael Jordan, Brookside scriptwriter and Concorde’s chief test pilot?
Can William resolve the conflicts of a brilliant, riotous mind to stop self-destruction? Are we all on the same track?
This literary novel confronts love and isolation, freedom and focus, reality and imagination with tragi-comic workmanship.
It’s amazing where you can roam from an escalator. Can William contain a brilliant, riotous mind to stop self-destruction? This novel confronts love and isolation, freedom and focus, reality and imagination with tragi-comic craftsmanship.
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