A Word Child

Murdoch, Iris

Published by Viking, 1975
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on bookplate decal on front end page: "With all good wishes, Iris Murdoch". Foxing to page edges. DJ rubbed with shelf edge wear, closed tear on spine with tape repair and sunning. $8.95 price on DJ flap; mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Guilt, secrets, and lies haunt two men whose lives are bound by a long-ago tragedy in this “riveting” novel by the author of The Sea, The Sea (Los Angeles Times).
 
Twenty years ago, Hilary Burde’s story was one of remarkable success and enviable courage. Having brought himself out of a troubled childhood with only his intellect and wit, he was one of the most promising scholars at Oxford, a student with a rare talent for linguistics and an unquenchable drive. Until the accident.
 
Now, forty-one and a decidedly ordinary failure, Hilary finds his quietly angry routine shattered when his old professor reappears in his life—a man whose own demons are tied to Hilary’s and the tragedy from years ago. As the two men begin to circle each other once again, digging up old wrongs and seeking forgiveness for long-buried ills, they find themselves on a path that will either grant them both redemption or destroy them both forever.
 
Haunting and emotional, A Word Child is an intimate look at the madness of regret by the Man Booker Prize–winning author of Under the Net and A Severed Head.
 

From the Inside Flap: Introduction by Ray Monk

Saved by education from a delinquent childhood, cheated of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull civil service job. When the man whom he has betrayed reappears as head of his department, Hilary hopes for forgiveness and a new life, but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetition.

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Title: A Word Child
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Hard Cover
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