The House Gun

The House Gun

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A house gun, like a house cat: a fact of ordinary life, today. How else can you defend yourself against losing your hi-fi equipment, your TV set and computer? The respected Executive Director of an insurance company, Harald, and his doctor wife, Claudia, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son, Duncan, has committed murder. What kind of loyalty do a mother and father owe a son who has committed the unimaginable horror? How could he have ignored the sanctity of human life? What have they done to influence his character; how have they failed him? Nadine Gordimer's new novel is a passionate narrative of the complex manifestations of that final test of human relations we call love - between lovers of all kinds, and parents and children. It moves with the restless pace of living itself; if it is a parable of present violence, it is also an affirmation of the will to reconciliation that starts where it must, between individual men and women.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074753666X
  • 9780747536666

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1,032 ratings
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4 38% (396)
3 31% (323)
2 9% (94)
1 4% (44)
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