Matthew Bourne -- very much the center of his own universe -- has a long-term partner, a mistress, and a successful career with a human rights agency, where he is campaigning to secure the release of a condemned African dissident. Then one day a colleague's wife dies in tragic circumstances, and Matthew is called to identify the body. Only much later does he realize that this incident has seeped into his life like a slow poison, and he spirals into a nightmare of death and betrayal.
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- Paperback | 224 pages
- 134.9 x 204.7 x 15mm | 408.24g
- 08 Jul 2003
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- Illustrations, black and white
Nuanced, compelling, and fresh...exceptionally well-done debut. --Kirkus Review"