A collected edition of Bruce Chatwin’s acclaimed, captivating novels – On the Black Hill, Utz and The Viceroy of Ouidah – with an introduction by Hanya Yanagihara
While Bruce Chatwin is best known as a master of travel literature, his three acclaimed novels must not be overlooked. Here we see a writer exploring human life, from its freedoms to its limits, in ever more exhilarating and unexpected ways.
In On the Black Hill, twin brothers begin to realise that the world beyond their familiar fields is changing. In Utz, a scholar visits a communist state to meet an eccentric porcelain collector. And in The Viceroy of Ouidah, an ambitious slave trader makes a choice that could threaten his ultimate dream.
One of the most influential writers of his generation
A story lonely and rich and human... Every time I think of the events towards the ending I get goose bumps again
Brilliant, startling, marvellous... Once picked up, the book cannot be put down
Quite simply dazzling
Not a word is wasted in the telling of this tale. Each sentence is fashioned, polished, and put into place with microscopic care