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Circles of Deceit - Nina Bawden
Circles of Deceit
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Circles of Deceit is narrated by a painter who specializes as a copyist. Major figures on the canvas are Clio, his child-bride; Helen, his first wife; andhis mother Maisie. They confound lies and the truth in a subtle weave, while the silent agony of the painter's son is a poignant reflection on... show more
Circles of Deceit is narrated by a painter who specializes as a copyist. Major figures on the canvas are Clio, his child-bride; Helen, his first wife; andhis mother Maisie. They confound lies and the truth in a subtle weave, while the silent agony of the painter's son is a poignant reflection on the busy web of deception. And as the copyist transcribes his modern versions
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781860494307 (1860494307)
Publisher: Virago
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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2.0 Circles of Deceit
Rather slight novel to have made the Booker shortlist. The first person narrator, a copier of paintings, is more than a little pompous and self-regarding, especially when it comes to the women in his life. I would have wished for more about Tim, the schizophrenic son.
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