Fall of Man in Wilmslow: The Death and Life of Alan Turing

Category: Book
By (author): Lagercrantz, David
Subject:  FICTION / Gay
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in
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From The Publisher*From the author of the #1 bestseller The Girl in the Spider's Web, an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing's suicide and then opens out to take in a young detective's awakening to painful secrets about his own life--and the life of his country.


It's 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: it is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young Detective Sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamt of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis' Enigma code. But he is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him being pursued as a threat to national security...
Review Quote*"Absorbing...Gets the synapses sparking...Lagercrantz is at home with a damaged hero who has more of an affinity with computers than humans." -Jake Kerridge, The Sunday Telegraph

"Has the faintest whiff of W.G. Sebald; haunted characters determined to pull others down into turbid, oppressive currents of memory and ideas. You are willingly drawn down with them."
-Sinclair McKay, The Spectator


From the Hardcover edition.
Biographical NoteDAVID LAGERCRANTZ was born in 1962 and is an acclaimed author and journalist. As well as numerous biographies (including the internationally bestselling I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for which he was the ghostwriter), he has written four novels, including the #1 bestselling The Girl in the Spider's Web, translated by George Goulding. The author lives in Stockholm, Sweden.