Short History Of A Prince

Short History Of A Prince

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Walter McCloud was constantly eclipsed by those around him - his beautiful, talented friends, his flamboyant relatives, his golden-boy brother, Daniel. He was always the outsider, never the star. But the summer of 1972 was a turning point in the life of fifteen-year-old Walter. It was the time when he realized that his great passion for dance would never be matched by his talent; the time when he discovered the funny agony of first love' and the time when he watched his brother declining into a cruel, untimely death. It is only when, twenty-four years later, Walter returns to fight for the survival of his childhood Eden, his family's lakeside summer home, that he finally discovers a way to reconcile himself to the past in a way that gives hope for the future.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055299801X
  • 9780552998017
  • 1,417,406

About Jane Hamilton

Jane Hamilton's first novel, the prizewinning The Book of Ruth, was selected for Oprah Winfrey's influential Book Club, as was her second novel, A Map of the World. Her most recent work, The Short History of a Prince, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her new novel is Disobedience. She lives on an apple farm in Wisconsin.
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"A moving, eloquent novel about the subtleties of family relationships." Mail on Sunday "Funny, thoughtful and exhilarating." Harpers & Queen "This compelling novel deserves great acclaim ... Witty, transcendent, brilliant." Red "Vivid and moving, and often very funny." -- Kate Atkinson "Jane Hamilton is one of a handful of great American novelists - all women - to have emerged in the past decade ... One of the most profound writers we now have." The Times
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4 36% (670)
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2 8% (158)
1 3% (51)
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