The Escape Artist
"So this, more or less, was how things stood for me at the end of 1981. I was twenty-nine years old and I was still on the lowest rung of the civil service pay scale and I lived alone in a three-bedroom government flat with twenty-four different sized statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...."
Spanning over ten years and moving between locations as different as Cambridge, Venice and Gibraltar, The Escape Artist: A Gibraltarian novel (2013) is a novel about loneliness and broken friendship and what it means to be Gibraltarian in a rapidly changing world...
"Well worth reading, because no-one else is writing like this about modern Gibraltar. M.G Sanchez is the real McCoy." Nicholas Rankin, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
"[A] subtle exploration of space and identity. " Professor Ina Habermann, Department of English, University of Basel.
"With THE ESCAPE ARTIST Mark Sanchez contributes to the field of English language world literatures through a style that is intriguing and innovative." Dr Esterino Adami, Department of Humanities, University of Turin.