A Private View
By (author) Anita Brookner
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Private View by Anita Brookner
Book DescriptionModest, reliable, decorous George Bland faces retirement, surprised to find himself suddenly alone and uncertain. His solitude is brusquely overturned when the mercurial and invasive Katy Gibb appears. By turn sulky girl and sultry woman, Katy embodies an attitude of entitlement quite foreign to Bland, yet she also appears to offer a last chance for adventure, for abandoning the weight of a lifetime of discretion and responsibility. In the contest of wills that follows, Bland discovers his true nature, his capacity for compromise and self-deception. The result is a novel rich in understanding of human complexity and of the desire to take charge of one's own destiny.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679754435
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 131mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner is the winner of the prestigious 1984 Booker Prize for "Hotel du Lac." She is the author of many highly praised novels including "Fraud, Dolly" and "Brief Lives." Her newest novel, "Incidents in the Rue Laugier," will be published this winter by Random House of Canada. "From the Hardcover edition."
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