A tale of obsessive passion, manipulation, power and misinterpretation. Richard Thornley has written plays, films and books including "Zig-Zag", a collection of short stories, and "Attempts to Join society", his first novel. He received the 1986 George Orwell Award for Literature.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003653875
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Book Description Flamingo, Glasgow. Softcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Thornley, Richard - The Dark Clarinet, 218 S., Taschenbuch, (B-Format), FONTANA, vom Verlag bezogen, Seiten durch Lagerung leicht vergilbt, ungelesen. N. is spoiled and desirable. There is a sharp coquetry about her. Her husbnd is in prison, convicted of murdering her lover; and her violent brother-in-law shows her far more than a fraternal regard. She is above all a woman who gets what she wants. A young lawyer is drawn blindly and gladly into N.'s orbit visiting the restaurant she runs in Portsmouth in order to research a possible appeal against her husband's sentence. Their tense sexual games playing leads to a bewildering obsessive affair which has to accomadate N.s many mysteries and infidelities. He is drawn even deeper into a disturbing power play, made all the more threatening for being only vaguely undestood. The lawyer begins to suspect that N.S motives are darker and more complex than at first they appeared. . "The story works well as a whodunnit, with a nice twist at the end, but is best of all as a study of febrile eroticism. The author sets great store by the rustle of silk, the shape of a neck, the light touch of a woman’s fingertips, and succeeds in communicating his enthusiasm to others.2 (Financial Times). Bookseller Inventory # 001890
Book Description Flamingo, 1989. New Ed. Book Condition: fine. as new, Flamingo 1st fine paperback In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 4791
Book Description FLAMINGO. Flamingo, 1989. A paperback copy in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4250947