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Cruising the seamy underbelly of Londons gay scene, James Moore Zamora is as eager to repel men as he is to seduce them. Handsome, sophisticated, intelligent, and vain, beneath his immaculately maintained exterior lies an elaborate network of deeply embedded scars from a lifetime filled with betrayal and isolation. Born to negligent, self-absorbed parents and raised among upper crust society on a picturesque Spanish island, at nine-years-old James is sent off to an exclusive Catholic boarding school in England. Met with savageness by his peers, and seduced by the twisted affections of his teachers, he soon develops a self-consciousness that passes for self-awareness and a profound cynicism that masks savage anger. Charged with linguistic precision, brutal honesty, and caustic wit, The Abomination is a disturbing yet electrifying account of one mans tortured coming of age.

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With his sensational debut, Paul Golding, a writer of breathtaking skill and unflinching perception, joins Edmund White and Andrew Hollingsworth as a major chronicler of contemporary gay life.<P>Cruising the seamy underbelly of London, James Moore is as eager to repel men as he is to attract them. But beneath his cynical exterior lie deeply embedded scars from a lifetime of betrayal and isolation. Born to negligent, self-absorbed parents and raised among upper crust society on a picturesque Spanish island, nine-year-old James is sent off to Catholic boarding school in England, where he is met with savageness by his peers and seduced by the twisted affections of his teachers. Charged with brutal honesty and caustic wit, The Abomination is a completely convincing, intensely graphic, disturbing yet electrifying account of one man's tortured coming of age.

About the Author

Paul Golding lives in London. This is his first novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724398
Author:
Golding, Paul
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :b Vintage
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
London
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Boarding schools
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
107-414
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.08x5.12x.96 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , With his sensational debut, Paul Golding, a writer of breathtaking skill and unflinching perception, joins Edmund White and Andrew Hollingsworth as a major chronicler of contemporary gay life.<P>Cruising the seamy underbelly of London, James Moore is as eager to repel men as he is to attract them. But beneath his cynical exterior lie deeply embedded scars from a lifetime of betrayal and isolation. Born to negligent, self-absorbed parents and raised among upper crust society on a picturesque Spanish island, nine-year-old James is sent off to Catholic boarding school in England, where he is met with savageness by his peers and seduced by the twisted affections of his teachers. Charged with brutal honesty and caustic wit, The Abomination is a completely convincing, intensely graphic, disturbing yet electrifying account of one man's tortured coming of age.
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