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Britain's most wellknown foreign correspondent finds his life, and marriage, shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son, in a new novel by the acclaimed author of Europa. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Christopher Burton is one of Britain's foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs. Three months after returning to London with his Italian wife for an extended stay, Burton, while standing at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel in London's Knightsbridge, receives a phone call informing him that his teenage son has committed suicide. Why, upon receiving this terrible news, does he immediately conclude that his marriage of almost thirty years is over? And why is grief so slow in coming? Burton feels his pious, mercurial wife may have given him his life in Italy - even his prestigious career - but she has also made it impossible.
Was their troubled son somehow the victim of their long, explosive love-hate relationship? Looking back, Burton sees in his life a web of contradictions, unanswered questions, and confusions. And yet, it has been his destiny.

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Christopher Burton, Great Britain's most well-known foreign correspondent, finds his life and marriage shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son

Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing ; London : Secker & Warburg, 1999
ISBN: 9781559705172
Branch Call Number: PAR
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 23 cm


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