ISBN 13: 9780701165192
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: 1998
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"A meticulous exterior eye surveys the particulars of gay life....And yet reading this relatively short novel feels laborious. It lacks the campy excessiveness of THE SWIMMING-POOL LIBRARY, and the engaging wy tone of THE FOLDING STAR....There is something of Proust's grand sense of a Sodom in which aristocratic souls are condemned to absurd physical debasements."
John Updike, New Yorker, 05/31/1999Review:
"Like its two predecessors, Alan Hollinghurst's third novel is almost entirely devoted to the subject of male homosexual desire, but it's the only one of his books you could really call a 'gay novel'....The book sometimes feels as if it's meant to be parodying the themes of the author's earlier ones: here, betrayal is merely cheating, and obsession is nothing more than randiness."
Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Times Book Review, 04/25/1999
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Book Description: London: Chatto & Windus, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo. black hardcover with silver spine titles, 257 pages. Signed and dated by author on title page. New in new, priced dust jacket in a glassine wrapper. [Catalog-First Editions]. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 04139
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