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Hide By Barry Unsworth

Hide by Barry Unsworth

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Summary

This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author of Sacred Hunger chronicles one of Unser's literary obsessions--the corruption of innocence--and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative. When a new gardener is hired to oversee the rambling, overgrown grounds of his sister Audrey's estate, Simon is afraid that his secret system of tunnels will be discovered.

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Hide by Barry Unsworth

This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a good-looking na f, becomes a gardener at Audrey's home, the two women of the household, Audrey and her distant relative and housekeeper, Marion, find Josh's strength and seeming innocence a potent spell, and his response escalates unacknowledged tensions between them. Meanwhile, Simon, worried about Josh, takes steps to prevent the exposure of his underground labyrinth. The explosive chemistry between the characters will eventually rip apart and rearrange all their lives.

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Bristling with menace, The Hide is a superbly modulated study of the blighting of an innocent.--Anthony Quinn
[A] black comedy about the quintessentially human act of observation. . . . Caustic and hilarious.--Drew Limsky

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.

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Hide by Barry Unsworth
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
1996-06-17
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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