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Released June 7, 2007
ISBN 9780330438353

£29.99

He was relieved to be again among the Russians. Nothing to do with his head, or even his heart, but in his soul . . .


Set between London and St. Petersburg, Self Help is the absorbing story of a family - half-English, half-Russian - with many secrets and a dark, disturbed history.


Masha Glover returns home from exile, where she dies suddenly and alone. Her twins, Gabriel and Isabella, must come together and confront the contorted legacy of the past in the shape of their estranged, malevolent father, Nicholas, and the pitiless stranger, Arkady Artamenkov.


Self Help is a beautifully written novel, alive with feeling, intelligence and dark humour, and always directly engaged with the modern world. In addressing the most elemental of contradictions – human nature and nurture; honesty and deception; what it means to live with integrity when so much is so easily discredited – it emerges as that rarest of discoveries: a truly gripping story.

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Edward Docx

Edward Docx is a British writer. His first novel, The Calligrapher was published in 2003. He is an associate editor of Prospect Magazine.

The Calligrapher was short-listed for both the William Saroyan prize and the Guilford Prize. The San Francisco Chronicle called it the best debut book of the year.

This was followed by Pravda (Self Help in the UK), which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

In 2008, Docx was cited as one of the 21 most gifted young writers from around the world by The Hay Festival Committee.

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