Now filmed as Obsession on Netflix - starring Richard Armitage and Charlie Murphy
The New York Times bestselling masterpiece - a daring look at the dangers of obsession and the depth of its shattering consequences
'Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.'
Damage is the gripping story of a man's desperate obsession and scandalous love affair. He is a man who appears to have everything: wealth, a beautiful wife and children, and a prestigious political career in Parliament. But his life lacks passion, and his aching emptiness drives him to an all-consuming and ultimately catastrophic relationship with his son's fiancee.
'A taut, sinister tale of erotic obsession' Vanity Fair
'The effect is powerful: here is naked obsession, sulfurous, total, scarcely possible to live with' Financial Times
'The reader looks on with mingled shock and fascination. A tour de force' New York Times
'Unputdownable is here, for once, not hyperbolic' Ruth Rendell
'Damage is a masterpiece' Washington Post
'Passionate, elegant, ruthless' Iris Murdoch
Josephine Hart (1942-2011) was the bestselling author of Damage, Sin, Oblivion and The Reconstructionist. She was a Director of Haymarket Publishing and founded Gallery Poets before going on to produce a number of West End plays. As well writing novels, she was a `poetry evangelist' and her Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at the British Library inspired two edited poetry books: Catching Life By the Throat and Words that Burn. She was married to Maurice Saatchi and had two sons.
|Poetry & Drama
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