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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.

 

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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.

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ISBN:
9780307474346
Author:
Hollinghurst, Alan
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
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
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.75 lb

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