The Enemy of the Good

Author(s): Michael Arditti

Gay & Bi Male Fiction

The Glanvilles are an extraordinary family. Edwin is a retired bishop who has lost his faith. Marta, a child of the Warsaw Ghetto, is a controversial anthropologist. Their son, Clement, is a celebrated gay painter traumatized by the death of his twin. Their daughter, Susannah, is a music publicist recovering from an affair with a convicted murderer. Over three remarkable years, the family goes through a sequence of events that causes it to reassess its deepest values and closest relationships. 


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'Anyone who is afraid that the English novel is sliding into a backwater of domestic anecdote should find their anxieties assuaged by the writing of Michael Arditti' - The Times 

'Our best chronicler of the rewards and pitfalls of present day faith.' - Philip Pullman 

'A total page-turner.' - Kate Saunders, Literary Review 

'A powerful, heartfelt novel.' - Tim Teenan, The Times 

'His best to date...You could truly say all human life was here.' - A.N. Wilson, Reader's Digest 

'A writer with quite exceptional gifts.' - Paul Burston, Time Out

General Fields

  • : 9781906413040
  • : Arcadia Books
  • : Arcadia Books
  • : May 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 498
  • : Paperback
  • : Michael Arditti