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Life In The West By Brian W. Aldiss

Life In The West
by Brian W. Aldiss

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Life In The West Summary

Life In The West: Number 1 in series by Brian W. Aldiss

Thomas C Squire, founder of the Society for Popular Aesthetics, one-time secret agent and successful hedonist faces a midlife crisis. That undermines the stability of his ancestral home in Norfolk. Following the creation of his TV documentary series, FRANKENSTEIN AMONG THE ARTS, Squire attends a conference of academics in Sicily. There, against a background of international rivalry, he becomes involved with the lovely if calculating Selina and the Russian Vasily. In counterpoint to the drama of the conference runs the story of Squire's private life: the horrifying circumstances of his father's death; his many affairs with women; and his fifteen-month separation from his wife. This brilliant novel, sometimes violent and always compassionate, moves from England to Sicily, from Singapore to the former Yugoslavia. LIFE IN THE WEST embodies the best characteristics of Brian Aldiss's writing: wit, human understanding, a fine turn of phrase and consummate storytelling.

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Life In The West Reviews

A complex, thoughtful and beguiling story by one of our best novelists WILLIAM Boyd His dialogue is impeccable and his narrative is glazed with customary wit DAILY TELEGRAPH Astonishingly prolific and surprisingly humane and solid OBSERVER

About Brian W. Aldiss

Born in Norfolk, Brian Aldiss served in the Army in the Far East during World War II and has established an enviable reputation as one of Britain's most versatile writers. His novels THE HAND-REARED BOY and A SOLDIER ERECT were both international bestsellers and his successes include the critically-acclaimed and bestselling HELLICONIA Trilogy.

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Life In The West: Number 1 in series by Brian W. Aldiss
Brian W. Aldiss
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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