Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
Atlantic Books – Fiction – £17.99 HB
In this literary tour de force, Damon Galgut evokes the life of E. M. Forster and his travels to India in 1912, exploring the lure of forbidden desires and the mysterious alchemy of the creative process. A fictional exploration of the life and times of one of Britain’s finest novelists, Arctic Summer is lyrical, fluid, funny and exquisitely beautiful. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for In a Strange Room and The Good Doctor, it is nothing short of criminal that this latest treasure didn’t do as well in 2014 prize-land-world.