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A elderly man remembers a long-ago love affair in this remarkable exploration of intellect, sexuality, religion and death

It is Christmas Eve, and John Rivers is thinking about the past; about his sheltered upbringing; about an extraordinary time spent as a lab assistant to the great physicist Henry Maartens; about Maartens' beautiful wife, Katy, and about a love affair which shook Rivers to the core and caused him to question everything he once revered.

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One of the twentieth century's greatest novelists

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    9781784870362

    November 2, 2015

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

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    9781473521773

    September 3, 2015

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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