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An exhilarating novel of erotic and psychotic extremes from one of Canadas best fiction writers.

Everyone would agree that Darius Halloway was the most civilized of men, a professor of French literature, a connoisseur of ideas and women and wine, a perfect guest at lifes dinner party. Darius himself would have agreed, until Emma, waifish and insatiable,walks out the door, leaving her empty clothes hangers rattling in his closet.

For a little while, its not so bad. He thinks she must come back, and other women find his melancholy quite compelling. But then the sparrows of insomnia start picking at the inside of his skull. Lifes little aggravating moments seem to require him to seek direct retaliation. Soon all his smoothness and cleverness is directed toward wreaking the most elaborate revenge… and getting away with it. Until the ultimate retaliation arises, and there he is, in the most damning of situations, with his nerves on fire and his heart in his throat…finally not thinking of Emma.

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About the Author

David Gilmour is a novelist whos earned the praise of literary figures as diverse as William Burroughs and Northrop Frye, and publications as diverse as The New York Times and People Magazine. His latest novel, Lost Between Houses, was a national bestseller in Canada and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. Gilmour was film critic for CBC-TVs The Journal and The National for eleven years, and was the host of Gilmour on the Arts, a Gemini-award-winning arts talk show, for four years. He lives in Toronto.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679311843
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Location:
Toronto
Author:
Gilmour, David
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
Vintage Canada ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
02-32
Publication Date:
20021112
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.2 x .61 in .5313 lb

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