Title: An Adultery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 1987
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
small remainder mark else nearly fine with nice bright d.j. with slightly rubbed corners and two rubbed spots on right front near the bottom. Signed by Theroux on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 35635
Synopsis: A brilliantly sharp analysis of a doomed affair between a new england artist and an extremely disturbed woman. Hawthorne'e scarlet letter very updated. Author is paul theroux's brother. 25/04/88 launch agreed 2500x276px$11.95(3000x249p).royal, 400pp, offset from u.s. Edition(hence decision to go royal not demy). UK YES
From Publishers Weekly:
Christian Ford is an artist who teaches at a New England prep school; Farol Colorado is a beautiful young woman who works at an art gallery in town. When the two begin their affair, he has an "understanding" with another woman, and Farol is married to her second husband. Theroux's third novel, after Three Wogs and Darconville's Cat, describes the rising and falling phases of their relationship in great psychological detail, focusing on Farol's, and also Ford's, inconstancy. Told from Ford's point of viewin a remote and superior tonethe story remains true to its narrator's shifting passions. Guilt, passion and will are topics for Theroux's intelligent, unstinting analysis, raising suggestions of earlier chroniclers of love in the works of Nabokov and Flaubert. But the questions of whether Farol will leave her husband, of how truthful she is about the rest of her life (and how reliable an observer Ford is) are slight fare for so extensive an examination. In the end, the obsessive narration and dearth of dialogue make for a reading experience as dry and remote as Ford's experience of love.
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