Dreadfully Ever After Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
  1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
1 Burnside Gay and Lesbian- Men's Fiction
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

The Stranger's Child (Vintage International)


The Stranger's Child (Vintage International) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations.


In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them.




About the Author

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell and The Line of Beauty, which won the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He lives in London.

Product Details

Hollinghurst, Alan
Vintage Books
Literature-A to Z
fiction;england;gay;novel;homosexuality;british;wwi;historical fiction;poetry;21st century;british literature;family;memory;english;literature;english literature;biography;historical;queer;british fiction;booker prize longlist;poets;20th century;uk;lgbt
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Vintage International
Publication Date:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.75 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. Tyrant Banderas (New York Review... Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  4. Eternity Used Book Club Hardcover $1.25

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Men's Fiction

The Stranger's Child (Vintage International) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Vintage Books - English 9780307474346 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , US
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.