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  • "John Cromer experiences his 1950s childhood as a sort of ramshackle isolation tank, screening out sensation and adventure. Of course, as he points out, time passed slowly for everyone in the fifties, it wasn₂t just him, but it₂s hard to deny him the status of a special case. From that point on, John₂s epic task becomes clear. He must climb out of the tank and make his way somehow on land. Pilcrow is an exploration of a rich but marginal life, an engrossing story with a vibrant supporting cast of ghouls, matrons and sexual adventurers. John is already a confirmed homosexual, and at Vulcan Grammar School he finds the opportunities ₆ brilliantly described in humiliating and inventive detail ₆ to give expression to his needs. He is at his happiest attempting to seduce Julian Robinson, the school's master spy."

  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Fiction"

  • "Pilcrow : novel"
  • "Pilcrow : {novel}"
  • "Pilcrow {novel}"
  • "Pilcrow"@en
  • "Pilcrow"