A Novel

By Christopher Osborn

Format: Hardback

Everybody ages, everybody dies - but not, necessarily, Victor. He's never felt better…

The stunning second novel by the fantastically reviewed author of The Sense of Touch, published 26 years after his debut. 

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Victor, a molecular biologist for more than forty years, is looking back over his life and his glittering career. His private lab, in North London, has been responsible for a number of key breakthroughs in the treatment of autoimmune diseases - particularly Multiple Sclerosis.

But now Victor is self-medicating the drug, Telo, that promises to offer a cure for aging with the muted fervour of a high-functioning white-collar junkie.

UNBOUND is a meditation on the brevity and beauty of life, a love letter to the arts, a series of open and very timely questions about the nature and future of mortality in the 21st century, and a distinctive literary reboot of the gothic novel.

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Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 14 Sep 2017
ISBN 9781911350071
Number of Pages 300

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Press Reviews

"Like the ancient mariner's, Christopher Osborn's voice compels one to listen to his strange, alarming, and ultimately rapturous story. You ignore him at your peril.” - John Ashbery


"Let me say at once that I think this novel very remarkable; it contains some things which seem to me better done than I have ever seen them done before.” - Stephen Spender


"A major new writing talent.” - Time Out

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