At 83, Jeremy Burnham, ex-Foreign Service Officer and self-described conventional Englishman, sets out to write his memoirs. He finds himself focusing on two brief episodes in his career, connected only because they concern his friendship with the Jewish Anthony Manet, one of the last members of the intellectual, liberal, cosmopolitan subculture that flourished in Europe prior to World War I, and the question of where one's responsibilities lie when faced with man's inhumanity to man. Whether one is considering a murder in Venice in 1923 or Nazi collaborators in the Netherlands following World War II, the answer to that question is more complex than one might like. Readers seeking fast-paced action will be disappointed with Bhabra's first novel, but those who are patient will find its richness and complexity rewarding. Recommended. David W. Henderson, Eck erd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Descrizione libro Doubleday of Canada, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0385658281