Room 225–6  A Novel

By Karsten Schubert
Ridinghouse 2015
£15.95  |  $25

22.5 × 14.9 cm  |  8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in
208 pp
ISBN: 978 1 909932 02 9

Recounting an art dealer’s recuperation from major surgery in the famous Claridge’s Hotel in London, this idiosyncratic novel interweaves reality with fantasy.

Room 225–6 follows the author-character ‘The Protagonist’ around London’s Mayfair as he hosts endless art world gatherings, tea parties for twenty and visits a multitude of local galleries and stores.


Incorporating multi-layered voices and devices, the distinctive narrative introduces the reader to a memorable host of characters – from the ‘The Political Prisoner’ to ‘The Little Mondrian’ – in a tale filled with humour of observation and incident.


Bringing to life this frightening yet extraordinary period in one man’s life, it is at once honest, satirical, idiotic and bold.


Sold to benefit the Oracle Cancer Trust.

Karsten Schubert is a gallerist, writer and publisher based in London. Room 225–6 is his first novel.

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