"The Quickening Maze confirms Foulds as one of the most interesting and talented writers of his generation."
— Peter Parker, The Times Literary Supplement
"This is a novel that sees its varied cast of compelling characters, all travelling their separate but interlocking journeys, as it sees the natural world-with a tender and scrupulous eye. What I love most about The Quickening Maze is its quietness, the silence that makes you lean in until you hear its lovely song."
— Nadeem Aslam
"Foulds's exceptional novel is like a lucid dream: earthy and true, but shifting, metamorphic-the word-perfect fruit of a poet's sharp eye and novelist's limber reach."
— Tom Gatti, The Times (UK)
"A remarkable and passionate book. The worlds it creates, the forest and the asylum, and the characters that inhabit them are drawn with a wonderfully strange poetic intensity. It is a wholly original vision, impossible to forget."
— Patrick McGrath --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Adam Foulds was born in 1974. He took a Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia and now lives in South London. His first novel, The Truth About These Strange Times, was published in 2007 and his book-length narrative poem, The Broken Word, the following year. He was the winner of the 2008 Costa Poetry Award, the 2008 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the 2008 Somerset Maugham Award and the 2007 Betty Trask Award. The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description