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  • ISBN13:9780140243376
  • ISBN10:0140243372
  • Age:18+
  • Publisher:Penguin Books
  • Language:English
  • Author:Iris Murdoch
  • Binding:Paperback
  • SUPC: SDL775042093

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Brief Description

From the nationally acclaimed author of The Book of the Brotherhood comes a magnificently crafted and magical novel which explores biblical and medieval themes in a contemporary London setting. "Enthralling . . . its sensuousness, its visionary physical detail, is a pleasure".--San Francisco Chronicle.

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In a small circle of friends in London, some disturbing occurrences are taking place: Lucas Graffe, a reclusive academic, kills a man in self-defense, and disappears immediately after the trial, leaving his brother, the charismatic actor Clement Graffe, tortured by his absence. Their friend Bellamy James rids himself of all ties and possessions, even giving away his beloved dog. Yearning for simplicity and purification, he prepares himself for a monastic life. And outside Clifton, the house where the widowed Louise Anderson lives with her three eccentric daughters, a very peculiar man is watching. Lucas finally returns, and during his reunion with his brother they happen to receive a surprising visitor. It soon becomes clear to the Graffes and their friends that there is a complex mission to fulfill, of revenge, but also of transformation. Rich, enthralling, full of humor and suspense, Iris Murdoch's magnificent new novel illuminates the complexities of guilt and innocence, malice and compassion. It is a triumphant work from one of our greatest writers.

About the Book

Full of suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval themes in contemporary London. An attempt by the sharp, feral, and uncommonly intelligent Lucas Graffe to murder his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted by a stranger whom Lucas strikes and leaves for dead. When the stranger mysteriously reappears, with specific demands for reparation, the Graffes circle of idiosyncratic family and friends is disrupted for the demands are bizarre, intrusive, and ultimately fatal."

Review Quotes

1. "A tour de force . . . One puts down this novel with a feeling of having feasted at a table of great ideas."--"Los Angeles Times"
"This is as enthralling a web as [Murdoch] has ever spun, and its sensuousness, its visionary physical detail, is a pleasure."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Her most emotionally gripping novel yet . . . built around Manichaean juxtapositions of good and evil, love and power, celebration and passion, light and dark."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

2. A tour de force . . . One puts down this novel with a feeling of having feasted at a table of great ideas. Los Angeles Times
This is as enthralling a web as [Murdoch] has ever spun, and its sensuousness, its visionary physical detail, is a pleasure. San Francisco Chronicle
Her most emotionally gripping novel yet . . . built around Manichaean juxtapositions of good and evil, love and power, celebration and passion, light and dark. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"

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