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The Folding Star

The Folding Star

  • Title: The Folding Star
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  • ISBN : 9781596910034
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 432 pages


In self imposed exile in an ancient Flemish city, an embittered 33 year old language tutor, Edward Manners, falls in love with his alluring 17 year old pupil, Luc Altidore As Edward pursues the elusive object of his infatuation and plunges into affairs with two other men this book interweaves past and present, history and memory, into a tapestry of unfulfillable desire.


Author Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975 and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature 1979 While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.In the late 1970s he became a




The Folding Star Reviews (31)

  • Boy, am I enchanted with this elusive Mr Hollinghurst Although The Folding Star is definitely weaker and less literary than the rest Swimming Pool Library, The Line of Beauty , it still has that tight and elegant mechanical heart which impels the modern reader to want to just sit down to read it, ba [..]

  • With this, Alan Hollinghurst becomes my favorite living novelist For me the phrase means a feeling of excitement about what someone will write in the future, what new domains of experience they ll claim Martin Amis and Edmund White do not evoke this feeling any longer, though I love them Updike did, [..]

  • I was reassured by the fact that this book landed on the Carmen Callil and Colm Toibin Modern Library list of Best Novels in English from 1950 1998 To see the complete list click on the link is an unusual list There are a lot of books on the list that I hadn t read and than I thought possible that [..]

  • Alan Hollinghurst writes sublimely I have gushed about his prose in my reviews of all his novels, and this one was no exception It is also the last of his novels that I read so Alan, please be writing a new novel, preferably one that is thematically along the lines of The Stranger s Child In [..]

  • If ever I am asked to name a writer of supreme talent working today, I can always fall back on Alan Hollinghurst While there are weaknesses in the early books a penchant for narcissistic, sex obsessed protagonists, a glaring lack of developed female characters these can be explained away as being pa [..]

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