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North

£14.99

Product description

This is a literary thriller, a psychological drama about good and evil that explores confused sexuality and describes the intricate game of love in the contemporary world. It exposes the lives of six people who attend a school in Oxford either as student or teacher. The narrator of the story, a middle-aged man of means, is almost as enigmatic as his subject, North, a strange, elegant, charismatic Anglo-American youth. The handsome, precocious North begins a three-way relationship between himself, a beautiful 27 year-old woman teacher, and a young married, but bisexual, head of Physics who is good-looking, athletic, and evangelically Christian. As the novel proceeds in various settings, Oxford, London, Ravello, Washington DC, a confidential intimacy evolves between the narrator and North and the suspense mounts as North reveals his plans for systematic seduction. The players in the game of love become entangled in sexual anarchy that accelerates the novel towards its decisive, cataclysmic climax. At the end there is an abiding mystery and an acute sense of potent evil. The reader is left wondering if there have been certain moral imperatives that have made the narrator tell less than the whole truth.

Hard back book with cream pages that look hardly read. Dust sleeve wrapped in plastic protective sleeve. Some stickiness to plastic protective sleeve, possibly from where price label peeled off back of it. Signed by author on title page in blue ink. hardback book cover in good condition with no damage to spine but slight to front bottom right hand corner.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Martin, Brian
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1in
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230000002
ISBN-13:
9780230000001
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Macmillan New Writing

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This is a literary thriller, a psychological drama about good and evil that explores confused sexuality and describes the intricate game of love in the contemporary world. It exposes the lives of six people who attend a school in Oxford either as student or teacher. The narrator of the story, a middle-aged man of means, is almost as enigmatic as his subject, North, a strange, elegant, charismatic Anglo-American youth. The handsome, precocious North begins a three-way relationship between himself, a beautiful 27 year-old woman teacher, and a young married, but bisexual, head of Physics who is good-looking, athletic, and evangelically Christian. As the novel proceeds in various settings, Oxford, London, Ravello, Washington DC, a confidential intimacy evolves between the narrator and North and the suspense mounts as North reveals his plans for systematic seduction. The players in the game of love become entangled in sexual anarchy that accelerates the novel towards its decisive, cataclysmic climax. At the end there is an abiding mystery and an acute sense of potent evil. The reader is left wondering if there have been certain moral imperatives that have made the narrator tell less than the whole truth.

Hard back book with cream pages that look hardly read. Dust sleeve wrapped in plastic protective sleeve. Some stickiness to plastic protective sleeve, possibly from where price label peeled off back of it. Signed by author on title page in blue ink. hardback book cover in good condition with no damage to spine but slight to front bottom right hand corner.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Martin, Brian
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1in
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230000002
ISBN-13:
9780230000001
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Macmillan New Writing

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