Bordeaux

Bordeaux

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Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - young, rich, work-obsessed, and unknowingly lonely - makes an unexpected detour that leads him to the home of Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant.Wine and hospitality flow freely in Black's cellar, and Wilberforce finds himself drawn into a life he never could have imagined. Infatuated by his newfound taste for fine wines, his charming new friends, and the woman whom he will eventually marry, he believes he has finally found happiness. But Wilberforce will soon learn that the cellar holds some unpalatable secrets and that passion comes at a price.In a beautiful, backward tour through the vintage years in one man's life, we meet Wilberforce at the end of his descent and travel with him to the beginning - where he discovered wine, life, and the possibility of connection. Bordeaux is a haunting story of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal - and a rare and poignant look at the making and unmaking of a character.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0151013543
  • 9780151013548
  • 1,091,689

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Late one summer evening, Wilberforce--young, rich, work-obsessed, and unknowingly lonely--makes an unexpected detour that leads him to the home of Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant. Wine and hospitality flow freely in Black's cellar, and Wilberforce finds himself drawn into a life he never could have imagined. Infatuated by his newfound taste for fine wines, his new friends, and the woman whom he will eventually marry, he believes he has finally found happiness and a world of his own. But Wilberforce will soon learn that the cellar holds some unpalatable secrets and that passion comes at a price.In a beautiful, backward tour through the vintage years in one man's life, we meet Wilberforce at the end of his decent and travel with him to the beginning-- where he discovered wine, life, and the possibility of connection. "Bordeaux "is a haunting story of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal--and a rare and poignant look at the making and unmaking of a character.
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PAUL TORDAY studied English literature at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. "He lives in England, in a castle by a lake.
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PRAISE FOR "SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
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"Torday's clear talent is in striking such a variety of notes, from soulful to satirical, and making them work as one bracing, bittersweet whole."--Michael Upchurch, "Seattle Times
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4 33% (450)
3 34% (458)
2 12% (159)
1 4% (56)
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