His first novel if nobody speaks of remarkable things was nominated for the 2002 booker prize and was the winner of both the betty trask prize and the somerset maugham award in 2003 so many ways to begin was published in 2006 and was on the booker prize long list. If nobody speaks of remarkable things jon mcgregor on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers risky in conception hip and yet soulful this is a prose poem of a novel intense lyrical and highly evocative with a mystery at its center. If nobody speaks of remarkable things is british writer jon mcgregors first novel which was first published by bloomsbury in 2002 it portrays a day in the life of a suburban british street with the plot alternately following the lives of the streets various inhabitants. Reviews if nobody speaks of remarkable things is a dream of a novel erica wagner the times you wont read anything much more poignant than this william leith daily telegraph even as it is shadowed by disaster mcgregors careful prose is sharpened by anticipation and expectation. The title is taken from the poetic prose novel if nobody speaks of remarkable things by jon mcgregor warning the impression will dry in the open air an echo of a palm print they all speak in soft voices an automatic shift around an infant with closed eyes dont wake the baby john does not speak at all this baby cannot be woken
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