A Closed Book

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A Closed Book
Gilbert Adair - A Closed Book.jpeg
Author Gilbert Adair
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Novel, Novella
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date
January 1999
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 258 pp
ISBN 978-0-571-20081-8
OCLC 41661966
823/.914 21
LC Class PR6051.D287 C57 1999

A Closed Book is a short novel by Gilbert Adair, published in 2000.

The book starts with a slightly awkward meeting between a crotchety blind author and a sighted interviewee he seeks to employ as his assistant.

The narrative is presented almost entirely through dialogue between the two men, puctuated by fragments of the writer's diary. As the two men's relationship develops it becomes clear that both have something to hide.

A film based on the novel was released in 2010.[1]