The Fountain in the Forest — out 4 January 2018

My latest novel The Fountain in the Forest is published by Faber and Faber on 4 January 2018.

Here’s the blurb from the bound proof:

When a brutally murdered man is found hanging in a Covent Garden theatre, Detective Sergeant Rex King becomes obsessed with the case. Who is this anonymous corpse, and why has he been ritually mutilated? But as Rex explores the crime scene further, the mystery deepens, and he finds himself confronting his own secret history instead. Who, more importantly, is Rex King?

Shifting between Holborn Police Station, an extraordinary abandoned village in rural 1980s France, and the Battle of the Beanfield at Stonehenge, The Fountain in the Forest transforms the traditional crime narrative into something dizzyingly unique. At once an avant-garde linguistic experiment, thrilling police procedural, and counter-culture bildungsroman, this is a novel of unparalleled ambition.

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White’s ‘astonishing experiment in literary form’ to Faber (The Bookseller)

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