A brilliantly comic, dark and dyspeptic novel about an obsessive love gone sour. Jealousy and revenge, passion and dread intertwine in one man's soul as he's trapped in the awful claustrophobia of a three-day coach journey across Europe with a group of people he loathes - and the woman who broke his heart.
Shortlisted for the Booker prize, Europa is a brilliantly comic and breathtakingly dark novel of obsessive love
Shortlisted for Booker Prize for Fiction 1997.
"Europa is a full and rounded and very disturbing novel...guaranteed to intrigue and, more often than not, have you squirming and wincing." The Times "Sheer enjoyment... Doffing his hat to Joyce and Beckett, Parks really hits his stride" Mail on Sunday "The best thing about Europa is the voice Tim Parks conjures up: Marlow's wry, defeated reason keeps you turning the pages... A forlorn but seductive voice, reminding us that it is far easier to unite a sprawling continent than the few cubic metres that contain a human soul" Sunday Times "The triumph of the work is its discomforting portrayal of an agile mind hampered by the twin shackles of longing and disgust... Europa is that rare beast, a book which demands and withstands a second reading" Daily Telegraph