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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Indisputably one of the century's greatest writers." --Annie Proulx "The Hanging Garden" is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm but nonetheless does enduring damage." --"The New York Times Book Review "(cover review, 05/26/13)From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Eye of the Storm" comes a vivid, visceral tale of childhood friendship and sexual awakening from beyond the echoes of World War II.Sydney, Australia, 1942. Two children, on the cusp of adolescence, have been spirited away from the war in Europe and given shelter in a house on Neutral Bay, taken in by the charity of an old widow who wants little to do with them. The boy, Gilbert, has escaped the Blitz. The girl, Eirene, lost her father in a Greek prison. Left to their own devices, the children forge a friendship of startling honesty, forming a bond of uncommon complexity that they sense will shape their destinies for years to come.Patrick White's posthumously discovered novel, "The Hanging Garden," which represents the first part of what was intended to be his final masterpiece, is a breathtaking and important literary event. Seamlessly shifting among points of view, and written in dazzling prose, Patrick White's mastery of style and highly inventive storytelling will transport you as the work of few writers can. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: For many years, seemingly outside the knowledge of his family, John Alexander endured attacks from a dark entity, not knowing the exact nature of the shadow or why it tormented him. However, when he turned eighteen, inexplicably, the torment stopped and the shadow receded, leaving nothing but faint haunting memories. For the first time in his life, John was able to enjoy nights of uninterrupted slumber and the shadow that had plagued him was all but forgotten as he started college. Four years passed quietly and he began to grow fond of the night and of the dark. The shadows were now merely shadows. They companioned the night, and didn't move or bend the way they use to. He used the darkness to hide, seek, or drift off to dream and for one brief moment in time, the innocence of his childhood returned. Then in John's senior year of college, the darkness betrayed him when once again it breathed life into the shadow. Once again, John was stalked in the night with more fury and violence than he had ever encountered before. However, this time the shadow fixated not only on John, but also on his closest friends, ensnaring one, attacking all, and sending John and the others scrambling for answers. In their attempt to band together and make a stand, the truth John had longingly searched for in his youth was found, and a dark destiny was revealed.

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