Bought ?1980s

Our May-June IM A Month read.  It took me a while to get through it, mainly because I was writing my notes as I went along rather than festooning the book with postits and writing them up afterwards.  Sophisticated and using different formats, such as disjointed cocktail party conversation, internal and external narratives and letters, it’s also chapterless which makes it a little harder to read.  Austin, perhaps the "accidental man" of the story, seems unlikely to get through the narrative unscathed.  The young people are unlikely to end up in the pattern in which they started.  Tragedy and farce will come along together and nothing and no-one will be untouched by the dread hand of Austin (pun intended) by the end.