Quick Search

Keyword
Title
Author
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 

Find us on:

 
Gift Certificate

 
 
Other
       Tell a Friend
Add to Shopping Cart
A Game of Hide and Seek (New York Review Books Classics), Taylor, Elizabeth
Stock Image
Author Name:    Taylor, Elizabeth

Title:   A Game of Hide and Seek (New York Review Books Classics)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    NYRB Classics 

ISBN Number:   1590174968 / 9781590174968

Seller ID:   ING9781590174968

1590174968 Special order direct from the distributor

More Description

Harriet and Vesey meet when they are teenagers, and their love is as intense and instantaneous as it is innocent. But they are young. All life still lies ahead. Vesey heads off hopefully to pursue a career as an actor. Harriet marries and has a child, becoming a settled member of suburban society. And then Vesey returns, the worse for wear, and with him the love whose memory they have both sentimentally cherished, and even after so much has happened it cannot be denied. But things are not at all as they used to be. Love, it seems, is hardly designed to survive life.
One of the finest twentieth-century English novelists, Elizabeth Taylor, like her contemporaries Graham Greene, Richard Yates, and Michelangelo Antonioni, was a connoisseur of the modern world's forsaken zones. Her characters are real, people caught out by their own desires and decisions, and they demand our attention. The be-stilled suburban backwaters she sets out to explore shimmer in her books with the punishing clarity of a desert mirage.



Price = 22.61 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart

cookie