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Description - Finding Helen by Colin Greenland

In his late 40s, stuck in a career and a marriage that have each lost their lustre, Chris is someone to whom life never quite kept its promise. One morning, as he is leaving for work, he hears a song on the radio: a song that transports him back to an altogether better, happier time - the early 1970s, when youth, idealism and music, especially the music of singer-songwriter Helen Leonrd, were all that really mattered. Haunted by a raw sense of loss and a growing resentment at how life has turned out, Chris - goaded on by the mysterious, elusive apparition of the 'Beagle Man' - begins a physical, spiritual and emotional quest. Revisiting old haunts and old memories, he searches for an answer to a question that has lain unanswered for nearly 30 years: what did Fate hold in store for the woman he devoted himself to so entirely all those years ago - the maddening, mercurial, mischievous Helen Leonard...Witty, elegiac, and above all, true, FINDING HELEN is a novel about the power of memory and the consequences of loss - of innocence, idealism and youth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552770804
ISBN-10: 0552770809
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Greenland

Born in 1954 and educated at Oxford, Colin Greenland is the author of a number of acclaimed science fiction and fantasy novels, including the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Take Back Plenty. He also reviews new fiction for the Guardian. Finding Helen is his first contemporary novel. He lives in Cambridge with the author Susanna Clarke.

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