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Pascali's Island By Barry Unsworth

Pascali's Island by Barry Unsworth

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Summary

"A masterful tale of treachery and duplicity. . . . Spellbinding."--New York Times

Pascali's Island Summary

Pascali's Island by Barry Unsworth

The year is 1908, the place, a small Greek island in the declining days of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. For twenty years Basil Pascali has spied on the people of his small community and secretly reported on their activities to the authorities in Constantinople. Although his reports are never acknowledged, never acted upon, he has received regular payment for his work. Now he fears that the villagers have found him out and he becomes engulfed in paranoia. In the midst of his panic, a charming Englishman arrives on the island claiming to be an archaeologist, and charms his way into the heart of the woman for whom Pascali pines. A complex game is played out between the two where cunning and betrayal may come to haunt them both. Pascali's Island was made into a feature film starring Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren.

Pascali's Island Reviews

"A compelling portrait of a schemer whose shabby amorality scarcely ensures his survival in a world where treachery is the rule." -- Boston Sunday Globe
"Darkly ironic. . . . Offers an almost Conradian richness." -- The New Yorker

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.

Additional information

GOR003176609
9780393317213
0393317218
Pascali's Island by Barry Unsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
1998-01-26
192
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