The Folding Star: A Novel by Alan Hollinghurst
By Alan Hollinghurst
1995 Booker Prize finalist
Alan Hollinghurst’s hypnotic and exquisitely written novel tells the tale of Edward Manners, a disaffected 33-year-old who leaves England to earn his dwelling as a language teach in a Flemish urban. shortly he falls in love with certainly one of his students, yet can in simple terms console himself with different, illicit affairs. With this novel, Hollinghurst exposes us fearlessly to the results of unfulfillable, annihilating desire.
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