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Heaven and Earth

Raphael, Frederic

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ISBN 10: 0825303001 / ISBN 13: 9780825303005
Published by Beaufort Books, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on bookplate decal on front end page (signature only). $16.95 price on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 005908

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Title: Heaven and Earth

Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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After his son is violently attacked, Gideon Shand, a writer and lecturer, decides to move his family near a friend's, but, unexpectedly, problems soon develop between the two families

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Gideon Shand, the hero of this densely plotted novel, is a free-lance historian and writer, desperately trying to extricate his family from the squalor of the lower-middle-class community in which they live. After his son is beaten up by local bullies, Gideon reluctantly accepts financial assistance from his wealthy best friend, Stephen. The Shands' ensuing move, however, precipitates a series of disasters that expose the fraudulent nature of the family's relationships to each other and to Stephen. While some of the coincidences in the novel strain credulity, Raphael's portrait of the underside of the British intelligentsia is rich in nuance and texture. The dialogue is intelligent; the characters are memorable. A fine novel from the author of Darling and The Glittering Prizes. For most public libraries. Andrea Caron Kempf, Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, Kan.
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