Max Gate, Paperback Book


"A witty and sentient writer"--LA Times "Wilkins can command a breathtakingly supple literary style"--The New York Times 1928: Thomas Hardy is dying in the upstairs room of Max Gate, the house he built in his beloved Dorset.

Downstairs, his literary friends are locked in a bitter fight with local supporters.

Who owns Hardy's remains? Who knew him best? What are the secrets of Max Gate? Housemaid Nellie Titterington narrates this earthy and emotionally-charged novel about ambition, duty, belonging, and love.

Damien Wilkins is the author of seven novels, including the New Zealand Book Award-winning The Miserables.


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