Indelible Acts

Indelible Acts

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The 12 stories in "Indelible Acts" are variations on a theme of longing. In the title story, two lovers confront their lusts amid the ruins of Rome. In others, a queue outside a cheese shop leads to a thrilling infidelity; and a crematorium funeral exposes a love gone sour.

Blackwell North Amer
The twelve stories in Indelible Acts are variations on a theme of longing - the unassuagable human need for contact, for completion, for that most fugitive gift of all: reciprocal love. Its characters' lives are thwarted, dashed, impassioned, each in their own way immolated by hope. A queue outside a cheese shop leads to a thrilling infidelity; a crematorium funeral exposes a love gone sour; a foreign hotel room turns to a diorama of despair as physical sickness becomes a metaphor for incurable grief. In the title story, two lovers confront their lusts amid the ruins of Rome; in 'A Bad Son' a young boy from a damaged home searches for some kind of peace in the newly fallen snow. Each story in this mesmeric new collection is an epiphany, a revelation: eloquent, excoriating - saved from bleakness by humanity and humour - unflinching and unwavering in its scrutiny of desire and loss.

Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2002
Description: 211 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780224062596
022406259X
Branch Call Number: Kenn

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