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- DescriptionParis in the 1890s. Adam Gould, whose Anglo-Irish father has disowned him, works in a lunatic asylum run by the celebrated Dr Blanche, some of whose patients once starred in France's social firmament and still, when sane, sit at table with distinguished guests. One such patient is Guy de Maupassant. Ather is Belcastel, who has taken the blame for a monarchist plot against the Third Republic, then feigned insanity. Madness and uncertain identity drive Adam's story, fuelled by Maupassant's sparkling insights on the matter. Gould falls in love with a married connection of Belcastel's. And things are made simpler on his return home, when he becomes entangled with a cousin who looks hauntingly like his dead mother...
- Author BiographyJulia O'Faolain was born in London in 1932. She has published many books to great acclaim, and her novel No Country for Young Men was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1980. This is her first novel in seventeen years. She lives in London.
- Author(s)Julia O'Faolain
- PublisherTelegram Books
- Date of Publication01/05/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTelegram Books
- Weight363 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine28 mm
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