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The Sparsholt Affair

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The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
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'Hollinghurst has a strong, perhaps unassailable claim to be the best English novelist working today.' - GuardianIn October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come . . .Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our finest writers.

Author Biography

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of several highly acclaimed novels, including The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell, The Line of Beauty and The Stranger's Child. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and the 2004 Man Booker Prize. He lives in London.
Release date NZ
September 26th, 2017
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Interest Age
From 18 years
Pages
464
Dimensions
161x242x36
ISBN-13
9781447208211
Product ID
26844078

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