Seven Types of Ambiguity

Seven Types of Ambiguity

By  Elliot Perlman

Tie-in edition with the ABC TV adaptation of the international bestseller. The six-part drama series stars Hugo Weaving, Alexander Dimitriades, Xavier Samuel and Susie Porter.

'One of the best novels of recent years, a complete success'—Le Monde (France)

Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher takes matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types of Ambiguity is a story of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism.

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9780143784487

February 27, 2017

Vintage Australia

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9781742752990

November 11, 2011

Vintage Australia

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Extract

It is quite well understood that a clinically depressed person will show little, if any, interest in constructive activity concerning future events or outcomes. In this respect, Simon has only flirted with depression in its definitive or clinical form. But if that is all that depression required, then I could say without much hesitation that Simon has always been, other than for short periods, too involved in things to be clinically depressed. William really knows very little about what’s on his son’s mind. What he and many people don’t understand is that there is more to depression than a sometimes overwhelming feeling of inadequacy and hopelessness and profound sadness. When people are depressed they are sometimes very, very angry. They are not just quietly miserable. They can be filled with great passion.

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