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The Hide - Barry Unsworth
The Hide
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"[The Hide] has it all: imagination, character, dialogue and above all, plot. . . . It's a scary book, written by a master tale-teller."—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThis early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary... show more
"[The Hide] has it all: imagination, character, dialogue and above all, plot. . . . It's a scary book, written by a master tale-teller."—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThis early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a good-looking naïf, becomes a gardener at Audrey's home, the two women of the household, Audrey and her distant relative and housekeeper, Marion, find Josh's strength and seeming innocence a potent spell, and his response escalates unacknowledged tensions between them. Meanwhile, Simon, worried about Josh, takes steps to prevent the exposure of his underground labyrinth. The explosive chemistry between the characters will eventually rip apart and rearrange all their lives.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393039559 (0393039552)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Contemporary
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Opening - There is reasons for wanting to get off this stall. Not that I been here long. I only been here a month. Mortimer has been here longer, that's my friend. He's been here since before Easter. A change is as good as a rest, I tell him. He likes it though. There is plenty other jobs, I tell h...
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