By Michael Frayn
Longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize and a Washington Post awesome e-book of the Year
On the personal Greek island of Skios, the high-paying site visitors of a world-renowned origin arrange for the yearly keynote handle, to receive this yr through Dr. Norman Wilfred, an getting older and bulky authority at the medical association of technology. He seems to be unusually younger and fascinating, 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 normally did not occur. Trapped there along with her as an alternative is a pompous, balding person referred to as Dr. Norman Wilfred, who has misplaced his whereabouts, his baggage, and his temper―indeed, every little thing he possesses except the textual content of a lecture at the clinical association of science.
In a spiraling farce approximately upright lecturers, 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 ways we all know what we all know at the same time he promises us to the outer limits of hilarity.