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BeschreibungIn this edgy and masterfully written novel, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth explores the themes of the corruption of innocence and the complications of lust. A young Englishman in Istanbul, nervous at the reunion with his intellectual mentor, is stunned to discover that the former has become a pitiful alcoholic. "The progress of the book is tumescent, gathering sexual pace, and reaching a climax".--Times Literary Supplement (London).
PortraitBarry 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.
PressestimmenIntricately wrought story with abundant, often strikingly beautiful, use of symbols.. . . The progress of the book is tumescent, gathering sexual pace, and reaching a climax.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: W W NORTON & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1996
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten