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Divine Concepts of Physical Beauty (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Bracewell, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394583833 / ISBN 13: 9780394583839
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate decal on front end page. $18.95 price on DJ flap. r/m else fine. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED letter (ALS) from author, dated Nov. 1988, saying he has signed the bookpates and mentions upcoming novel to be published in the US. Fine copy with associated letter. Bookseller Inventory # 004479

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Title: Divine Concepts of Physical Beauty (Plus ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Offers a satiric look at modern mores through the story of Miles Harrier, a young businessman, and the three women interested in him, Kelly O'Kelly, a performance artist, Lucinda Fortune, a psychic, and Stella Walker-Jones, a secretary-turned-model

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Hanging from a ceiling hook, her body painted gold from head to toe, performance artist Kelly O'Kelly takes death-defying risks. But her high-flying act will bring tragedy crashing down on her complacent boyfriend Miles Harrier, who toys with her affections, and on Lucinda Fortune, the incurable romantic Miles beds. Set in London and its affluent suburbs, this mordant comedy of manners is also an exquisite, if overripe, meditation on physical beauty and love. Miles's third flame and eventual fiancee, a fashion model named Stella, is terrified of sex. Caught between love and lust, Miles becomes "a voyeur of his own love affair." Intertwined with these goings-on is the story of a homosexual couple's breakup and the senseless, violent revenge the younger man takes on his lover. Writing like a metaphysical poet, with rapier shafts of irony and wit, Bracewell ( The Crypto-Amnesia Club ) depicts lives built on illusions, then redirected by false hopes or assumptions.
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