Harrowing portrait of the artist who survived

Harrowing portrait of the artist who survived
Austin Ratner: his debut novel is marked by contrasts.

The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner. Penguin Viking, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner

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From the opening page, Austin Ratner's debut novel is marked by contrasts - most strikingly the contrast between the cruelty underpinning the story and the depth and sensitivity of the writing.

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