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The best prose writer in English’ Gore Vidal

At a party in the Hollywood Hills, Stephen Monk finds his wife in the arms of another man. Betrayed and furious, he packs his belongings and returns to the home he was born in. There he begins to retrace the steps that have brought him to this crisis. He is reminded of his own betrayals and weaknesses. But most of all, the memory of his lost love, Elizabeth Rydal, haunts him. Can he forgive his wife, and most importantly, himself?

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A brilliant enigma.

New York Times

W H AUDEN, Louis MacNeice, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, C Day Lewis. The brat-pack of their day. They are still considered by many to have been the great writers of the 1930s... Isherwood alone produced his greatest work during the thirties - Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935), Lions and Shadows (1938), Goodbye to Berlin (1939) - and yet more than any of the others he deserves to be regarded as a quintessentially modern writer, a writer with whom we can identify, a writer whose life was his work, and vice-versa.

Guardian

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  • Paperback

    9780099561149

    January 16, 2013

    Vintage Classics

    352 pages

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    9781446468982

    November 1, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    352 pages

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Also by Christopher Isherwood

The Animals
My Guru and His Disciple
The Condor and the Cows
Kathleen and Frank
Lions and Shadows
Down There on a Visit
A Meeting by the River
Prater Violet
All the Conspirators
The Memorial
Christopher and His Kind
The Sixties
Liberation
A Single Man
Lost Years
Christopher Isherwood Diaries Volume 1
Goodbye To Berlin
Lions & Shadows
The Berlin Novels
Mr Norris Changes Trains

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For Whom The Bell Tolls
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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Girls