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- DescriptionDuring the five years of their adulterous affair, Finn Fitzgerald and Elin Marstrander spend only 47 days and nights together. At each of their meetings--in Spain or London, or on the tiny island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, which serves as their last refuge--they try to conjure a reality that will correspond to that of the passionate letters they exchange while apart. Elin, a Danish poet, and Fitz, an Irish velist, send each other beautiful, loving words, as well as evocative jabs of cruelty, often in the same letter. In the whirling world of their writing they attempt to enjoy their love in the calm they can't find in their daily lives. But as reality--their lovers and their children; their failures and regrets--creeps in, their relationship inevitably crumbles: The dream ends.
- Author BiographyAidan Higgins is an Irish writer. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. Among his published works are Langrishe, Go Down, Balcony of Europe and a more recent biographical work Dog Days.
- Author(s)Aidan Higgins
- PublisherDalkey Archive Press
- Date of Publication25/09/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNormal, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDalkey Archive Press
- Out-of-print date24/05/2013
- Weight454 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
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