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The Man on the Rock

by Francis King


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Spiro Polymerides is a con artist, petty thief, and parasite who survives only by means of his youthful beauty and natural cunning. Restlessly, he drifts from one victim to another: Irvine Stroh, an American relief worker and repressed homosexual; Helen Bristow, a wealthy, middle-aged widow; and Kiki, the young daughter of a Greek shipping magnate. As he exploits, betrays, and ultimately destroys each of the people who love him, Spiro will come to find that the final victim is himself . . .   

The Man on the Rock (1957) was the seventh novel by the prolific Francis King (1923-2011), who was hailed by Beryl Bainbridge as 'one of our great writers, of the calibre of Graham Greene and Nabokov'. One of King's most popular and best-reviewed novels, it returns to print in this edition, which features a new introduction by Gregory Woods.

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Valancourt Books


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