Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

The Hypocrite, Hardback Book

The Hypocrite Hardback



What happens when we stop idolising the generations above us?

Stop idolising our own parents?What happens when we become frightened of the generations below us?

Frightened of our own children?The Aeolian islands, 2010.

Sophia, on the cusp of adulthood, spends a long hot summer with her father in Sicily.

There she falls in love for the first time. There she works as her father's amanuensis, typing the novel he dictates, a story about sex and gender divides.

There, their relationship fractures. London, Summer 2020. Sophia's father, a 61-year-old novelist who does not feel himself to be a bad or outdated person sits in a large theatre, surrounded by strangers, watching his daughter's first play.

A play that takes that Sicilian holiday is its subject.

A play that will force him to watch his purported crimes play out in front of him.


Save 4%



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops