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The Moment, by Douglas Kennedy
Date of Review: 
May.08.2011
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Christian House
Source: 
The Independent

Douglas Kennedy's tenth novel, The Moment, finds the bestselling author flexing his muscles and playing to all his strengths.

Kennedy, like William Boyd and Paul Watkins, has always managed to walk that precarious tightrope of credibility between the twin towers of popular and literary fiction. And like his peers, he has his own distinct leitmotif. While Boyd is intrigued by the vagaries of identity and Watkins with adventure, Kennedy is focused on escapology. His narrators are frequently in flight; from domestic harnesses, marital discord, political ruts and fiscal dilemmas.