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Judge Savage by Tim Parks

Judge Daniel Savage should be on top of the world. He is the first black appointed to the local circuit in a nameless British city, although he appears insensitive to minorities before him. His womanizing has caused his wife to leave him. His daughter gets her nose pierced, drops out, and becomes an evangelist. His best friend and mentor dies and he then discovers he was a pedophile. A Korean girl he had an affair with while she was a juror on a case he presided turns up pregnant, and then he is beaten by her brothers. His world is spinning out of his control. Can it be saved? Tim Parks' Judge Savage has received mixed reviews. The Spectator says, "The novel is still a virtuoso piece, a tour de force, highly enjoyable because the characters are so alive, often so funny (as convincing as the story is not), the milieus so vivid, the hero so attractive, and so good at analysing his own and other people's feelings and motives." Judge Savage was a 2003 Booker Prize long list nominee.
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