Self Help (novel)

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Self Help
First edition (UK)
Author Edward Docx
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Picador (UK)
Mariner Books (US)
Publication date
2007 (UK), 2008 (US)
Media type Print & eBook
Pages 320
ISBN 0-330-43835-2

Self Help (published as Pravda in the US) is a novel by English author Edward Docx, published in 2007 by Picador; it won Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize that year and was also long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.[1] The novel has received positive reviews,[2] his description of cities being compared to both Dickens[3] and Dostoevsky.[4]

Plot introduction[edit]

"Alone in her native St. Petersburg, Maria Glover sends an urgent summons to London and New York. Her son and daughter arrive too late to see her".[5] Their mother's death marks the beginning of the twins search for the truth about her...


  1. ^ "Welcome". Edward Docx. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Book Reviews - Self Help by Edward Docx". Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ Kamila Shamsie (2007-07-21). "Review: Self Help by Edward Docx | Books". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ Financial Times quoted on back cover of 2008 Picador edition
  5. ^ Back cover Text, 2008 Picador paperback edition

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