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Bordeaux - Paul Torday
Bordeaux
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A haunting, dazzling novel of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal—and, of course, fine wine Late one summer evening,Wilberforce—young, rich, work-obsessed, and self-contained—makes an unexpected detour on the way home from work and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will... show more
A haunting, dazzling novel of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal—and, of course, fine wine Late one summer evening,Wilberforce—young, rich, work-obsessed, and self-contained—makes an unexpected detour on the way home from work and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life.His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the home of Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant.Wine and hospitality flow freely in Francis Black’s cellar, andWilberforce finds himself drawn into a life he never could have imagined. Infatuated by his newfound taste for fine wines, his new friends, and the woman whom he will eventually marry, he believes he has finally found happiness.ButWilberforce will learn that the cellar holds some unpalatable secrets and that passion comes at a price. Chronicling the vintage years ofWilberforce’s life, Bordeaux is a haunting story of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal. (20081110)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151013548 (0151013543)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Dorayne's Doorway
Dorayne's Doorway rated it
5.0 Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce
So very sad and true. Can a soul be truly destroyed?
helenliz
helenliz rated it
3.0 Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce
This is told in reverse, with episodes taking place in 2009, 2006, 2003 & 2002. The book hangs together by the repetition of phrases and descriptions from one episode to the next. in some instances you know what happens - having already heard what happens later. in other cases you discover more abou...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
I stepped out of the taxi too quickly. I rocked back on my heels to slow myself down and found that the best way to maintain my balance was to lean against the taxi and look up.A despairing and bleak tale about a social inept told backwards.
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