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  • Published: 4 August 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099284949
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99
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Destiny


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Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide. But why on receiving this terrible news, does Burton immediately decide that he must leave his Italian wife of thirty years standing? Why does he find it so difficult to focus on his grief for his son?
DESTINY is a satisfying story and a profound meditation on marriage and identity. Tim Parks gives us a frightening experience of what it means to tread the narrow line between sanity and psychosis.

  • Pub date: 4 August 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099284949
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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