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Author Hollinghurst, Alan, author.

Title The Sparsholt affair / Alan Hollinghurst.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.


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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Fiction    HOLLINGHURST,ALA    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    HOLLINGHURST,ALA    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    HOLLINGHURST,ALA    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC HOLLINGHURST,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC HOLLINGHURST,A    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC HOLLINGHURST,A    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction    FIC HOLLINGHURST,A    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 417 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book."
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, London, in 2017."
Summary "In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject University of Oxford -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Homosexuality -- Fiction.
Social classes -- England -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781101874561 (hardback)
1101874562 (hardback)

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