By Michael Frayn
Longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize and a Washington Post remarkable e-book of the Year
On the personal Greek island of Skios, the high-paying site visitors of a world-renowned origin organize for the yearly keynote handle, to accept this 12 months through Dr. Norman Wilfred, an getting older and hulking authority at the clinical association of technology. He seems to be strangely younger and captivating, and everybody is quickly consuming out of his hand.
Meanwhile, in a distant villa on the different finish of the island, the ravishing Georgie has agreed to spend a furtive horizontal weekend with a infamous schemer, who has ordinarily did not occur. Trapped there along with her in its place is a pompous, balding person referred to as Dr. Norman Wilfred, who has misplaced his whereabouts, his baggage, and his temper―indeed, every thing he possesses except the textual content of a lecture at the clinical association of science.
In a spiraling farce approximately upright teachers, bold climbers, and dotty philanthropists, Michael Frayn, "the god of farce" (Entertainment Weekly), tells a narrative of non-public disintegration, probing his everlasting subject matter of the way we all know what we all know while he offers us to the outer limits of hilarity.