Set against the backdrop of 1980s London, Senseless chronicles, through the jaded faculties of George, its narrator, a world which veers from dancing to desiring, from laughter to disaster, from recreational drugs to prescribed ones. At its core lie George's two principal relationships a with his brother, Kelly, whom he cannot seem to love; and with his best friend, Matthew, whom he loves like a true brother. Together George and Matthew confront shame and ignorance with indomitable spirit and dignity. Delivered with brutal elegance, Paul Golding's narrative is a search for sense itself.The insertion of a Portacath, though procedurally delicate, was (Nilson assured us) neither risky nor worrisome. ... I wondered for how long such patients had required the marvel; but Nilson, innocent of my scepticism, reiterated the wisdom behind this minor intervention: it enabled patients to manage their own medication, plus it put paid to the ... But his surgeon, whom I do recall, was a good man, dry in the right manner a honestly unsmiling a a quality far preferable to a#39;personalitya#39;.
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2011-08-19|