Alex Preston

A panoramic novel of modern Britain: The Blind Light, by Stuart Evers, reviewed

Following the fortunes of two men from the Cuban missile crisis to New Labour, Evers delves into questions of class, family and history

Stuart Evers. Credit: Getty Images

A decade ago — eheu fugaces labuntur anni — Stuart Evers’s debut story collection, Ten Stories About Smoking, was one of the first books I ever reviewed, and I’ve kept tabs on his career ever since, in that spirit of comradely competitiveness one feels for a writer of a similar age launching at the same time.

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