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Gareth Benton's miserable marriage and rule-breaking Foreign Service career lead him, in ruined middle age, to Canterbury Cathedral, where he spots fanatical eyes observing the Pope during a historic ceremony
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Former ambassador Halley ( Simultaneous Equations ) convincingly charts the perilous waters of life in the British foreign service for one Gareth Benton and wife, Patience, who voyage expectantly from London to Berlin and then Moscow only to founder in the shoals of Russian paranoia. Gareth was instilled early with the notion that professional success derives from education, conduct, and a wife chosen according to societal expectations. Ultimately, his ambition, cold condescension, and duty-bound attitudes destroy his marriage and career. The author deals exclusively with character throughout this well-constructed novel, using direct, fluid prose and objective third-person narrative to form vital, changing people finally able to accept the realities of life. He uses church liturgy unobtrusively and effectively to symbolize the stages in Gareth's personal history. Recommended. Rex E. Klett, Anson Cty. Lib., Wadesboro, N.C.
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Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0670801852I3N00
Book Description Viking Adult, 1986. Condition: Very Good. 1st US Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP94223673
Book Description Viking, NY, 1986. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Torn; Bookplate on the front end paper. Seller Inventory # 13534
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Book Description Viking Press, New York, 1986. Hardback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First US Edition. 252 pages. Seller Inventory # 70964
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Book Description Viking Press, New York, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. First American Edition; First Printing. New York, New York: Viking Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First American Edition; First Printing. Hard Cover. 0670801852 . Condition: The book has asmall remainder mark to bottom page edges, light wear in like dust jacket with a tiny tear to the head of the spine and a small closed tear to the lower edge of the rear panel the dust jacket is protected by an adjustable mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall. Hard Cover. Pages: 249; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages . gen fic 32 Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 033860