This is the story of a man who has strong beliefs. One of which is that you can only truly love one person in your life, and he loses that love when his wife dies. Taking work as a teacher, he begins a series of affairs. Until he meets a woman who turns all his ideas upside down.
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Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels -- One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife -- were all bestsellers. He lives in London.From AudioFile:
Alfie Budd returns to England from Hong Kong where he hastaught English to émigrés and where his wife has died. He isfaced with his parents' marital disaster, his grandmother's aging, anda string of affairs with his students, all while trying to learn thebenefits of T'ai Chi. This rich novel filled with philosophicalhomilies is excellent as printed, but as Gerard Doyle reads it, thehumanness of every line flows through the narrative profoundly. Onewants to catch these thoughts and memorize them. Every character isunderstandable and recognizable, in particular because Doyle setsaside his ego and becomes the medium through whom we visit the worldof Alfie Budd. J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award ©AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007135696