The Stranger's Child
Alan Hollinghurst
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The bestseller from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty

With an introduction by Anthony Quinn

In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge friend Cecil Valance, a charismatic young poet, to visit his family home. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for everyone, but it is on George's sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact. As the decades pass, Daphne and those around her endure startling changes in fortune and circumstance and, as reputations rise and fall, the events of that long-ago summer become part of a legendary story.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Stranger's Child is Hollinghurst's masterly exploration of English culture, taste and attitudes. Epic in sweep, it intimately portrays a luminous but changing world and the ways memory - and myth - can be built and broken. It is a powerful and utterly absorbing modern classic.
ISBN 9781509852048Category FictionSubcategory Historical Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 19/10/2017
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 576
author note
Alan Hollinghurst is the author of four previous novels, The Swimming-Pool Li... »
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