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Veale, Tony

The Orchard

The Orchard

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ISBN: 9781845405755
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Written in the form of a novel, this work offers a satirical critique of modern life. The art scene is where it all begins but Tony Veale’s story soon reaches out to embrace the madness of media, politics and celebrity-inspired hysteria.

The book chronicles the rise and fall of Matt Flight, an idealistic young artist who believes he can change the world. With a cast of characters like a page from the Theatre of the Absurd, The Orchard rattles along at an unremitting pace. Here you may read of the pitifully washed-out nostalgist Cyril Pout; the camp and outrageous couturier Willie Fitz; the sex-crazed janitor Gittins; the devious art-market-fixers Bernie Feltz and Sylvester Rich; the singing Police Chief Buller and his agony-aunt friend Dame Bridget Bradstock; the American tycoon Hiram Grouper and his English butler Sir Harvey Haugh. Only Matt’s girlfriend Holly Tree is with him for more than the ride. Knowing and worldly-wise, she believes she can steer him through the madness he has unleashed.

Keywords: Satire, novel, modern life, art scence, media, politics, celebrity, comedy, humour, society

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Imprint Arts
Page amount
315 pages
Category
Humorous
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781845405755
Printed ISBN
9781845400583

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