Alan Hollinghurst’s hypnotic and exquisitely written novel tells the story
of Edward Manners, a disaffected 33-year-old who leaves England to earn his
living as a language tutor in a Flemish city. Almost immediately he falls
in love with one of his pupils, but can only console himself with other,
illicit affairs. With this novel, Hollinghurst exposes us fearlessly to the
consequences of unfulfillable, annihilating desire.

Alan Hollinghurst—The Folding Star

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