Driver's Seat

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    Described as 'a metaphysical shocker' at the time of its release, Muriel Sparks' The Driver's Seat is a taut psychological thriller, published with an introduction by John Lanchester in Penguin Modern Classics.Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same accountants' office for sixteen years. So she leaves everything behind her, transforms herself into a laughing, garishly-dressed temptress and flies abroad on the holiday of a lifetime. But her search for adventure, sex and new experiences takes on a far darker significance as she heads on a journey of self-destruction. Infinity and eternity attend Lise's last terrible day in an unnamed southern city, as she meets her fate. One of six novels to be nominated for a 'Lost Man Booker Prize', The Driver's Seat was adapted into a 1974 film, Identikit, starring Elizabeth Taylor.Muriel Spark 1918 - 2006 wrote poetry, stories, and biographies as well as a remarkable series of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1961, The Mandelbaum Gate 1965 which received the James Tait Black Prize, and The Public Image 1968 and Loitering with Intent 1981, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Spark was awarded the T.S. Eliot Award for poetry in 1992, and the David Cohen Prize for literature in 1997. If you enjoyed The Driver's Seat, you might like Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'An extraordinary tour de force, a crime story turned inside out'David Lodge'Her spiny and treacherous masterpiece'New Yorker

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    Number of Pages: 128
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780141188348
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    Listed in: Modern & contemporary fiction
    Publishers: Penguin Books Ltd, Penguin Classics

    Books by Muriel Spark

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