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This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a good-looking naif, becomes a gardener at Audrey's home, the two women of the household, Audrey and her distant relative and housekeeper, Marion, find Josh's strength and seeming innocence a potent spell, and his response escalates unacknowledged tensions between them. Meanwhile, Simon, worried about Josh, takes steps to prevent the exposure of his underground labyrinth. The explosive chemistry between the characters will eventually rip apart and rearrange all their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393316322
ISBN-10: 0393316327
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Barry Unsworth

Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth Quality of Mercy, Paperback (September 2012)

Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Liverpool slave ship owner, has had the rebellious sailors of his father's ship brought back to London to stand trial on charges of mutiny and piracy. However, Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, has escaped and is making his way on foot to the north of England, stealing and scamming as he goes.

Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth Stone Virgin, Paperback (September 2012)

For five hundred years a statue of the Madonna has watched over Venice. Now, dulled by time and pollution, she is prepared for restoration. As Simon Raikes immerses himself in the painstaking task of cleaning and repairing, he is inexorably drawn to the stories of violence and lust which have surrounded this stone virgin.

Losing Nelson by Barry Unsworth Losing Nelson, Paperback (September 2012)

As the child of an absent mother and a disapproving father, Charles Cleasby found comfort in solitary games of chess. Many years later, in the house where he grew up and now lives alone, he re-enacts the naval battles of his hero Horatio Nelson, moving model ships as carefully as he once did chess pieces.

Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth Land of Marvels, Paperback (April 2010)

"There is something of E. M. Forster in Unsworth's knowing depiction of a decaying empire."-The New Yorker

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Author Biography - Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.

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