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Bloomsbury Book Club with Stephen Kelman

Conville & Walsh are thrilled to announce that Stephen Kelman will be talking about his new novel Man On Fire with Erica Wagner at the Bloomsbury Institute on Wednesday 7th October.


John is an Englishman in crisis. Diagnosed with cancer, and fearing that his days are numbered, he flees to Mumbai to take his last shot at greatness. He is searching for Bibhuti, an amateur record breaker whose story he has stumbled upon by chance, and who specialises in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti’s next record attempt – to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body – will set the seal on a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in a nation where to stand out from the crowd requires guts, invention and a touch of madness.

Inspired by Bibhuti’s singular pursuit of a life less ordinary, John petitions to be his partner in the attempt. With no other source of funding, and no one else willing to risk his blood on their hands, Bibhuti agrees. The leap of faith they now take together binds them in a friendship that defies reason and reveals to John a spiritual world he has never previously believed in. But is it obsession, exploitation or something deeper that drives them on towards a final act of reckoning? And will either man survive to bear the changes they have burned into each other on their walk through the fire?

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29 Sep 2015