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Particle Theory By Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Particle Theory by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

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By the author of "The Unnatural History of the Nanny", this novel traces the lives of two orphaned boys - one Russian, one British - who may or may not be brothers. They co-exist in a sort of parallel universe, their lives are interconnected and they share a common yearning.

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Particle Theory by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Two orphaned boys - one Russian (Ivan), and one British (Michael) -may or may not be brothers, Ivan is brought up brutally on the bleak rural steppes, while Michael is cosseted by his grandmother in the Home Counties. And yet they coexist in a sort of parallel universe' their lives interconnected, physically in the text, as well as throug a common yearning - to discover their origins and purpose in life and to find elusive romantic and emotional fulfilment. Ivan manages to escape from his past and present to find a new life abroad. He is in almost constant motion, where Michael remains more or less rooted to the spot. His journey of discovery is through a strange, obsessive internal landscape. Gathorne-Hardy combines a rare narrative skill with compassion and humour.

About Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy lives in Norfolk with his wife, the painter, Nicky Loutit. He is the author of a number of novels, children's books, and, among other non-fiction works, a biography of Gerald Brenan, and The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny.

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Particle Theory by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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