Jonathan Pegg
Literary Agency

The Lady With The Laptop


Clive Sinclair - The Lady With The Laptop
From Mexico to London to the Middle East, these six exuberantly witty stories are linked together by themes of seduction, bereavement and conception. As a minor character in one story reappears as the hero of another, it quickly becomes clear that neither the narrators nor their contraceptives are particularly reliable.


UK Publisher: Macmillan (Picador)
Paperback 1997
288 Pages

 

 

 

Reviews

‘Sinclair matches his brisk and original intelligence with an abundant yet sharply controlled prose that makes The Lady with the Laptop a hugely enjoyable and stimulating collection.’
Nicholas Wroe, Independent

‘His natural irony is a consistently benevolent force, undermining prejudice, cultural division and paranoia . . . The Lady with the Laptop confirms him as a great observer of both the Jewish diaspora and the instability of any cultural identity.’
Ra Page, Guardian

‘Sinclair is great fun, a canny court jester juggling big issues of life, death and cultural chaos, to the tune of a belly laugh.’
Angela Neustatter, Literary Review

‘As the title suggests, there is a Chekovian theme running through the stories. They are laced with a wonderful black irony, but they are also very poignant.’
Shena Mackay, Scotland on Sunday, Books of the Year

‘This outstanding collection should consolidate Clive Sinclair’s reputation as one of the most inventive writers working in the form today.’
Elizabeth Lowry, Times Literary Supplement
 


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