Putney

Author(s): Sofka Zinovieff

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'Among the hottest books of this blazing summer' (Daily Telegraph): a bold, lushly written novel that will compel and disquiet in equal measureIt is the 1970s and Ralph, an up-and-coming composer, is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. Through the house's colourful rooms and unruly garden flits nine-year-old Daphne - dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, more sprite than boy or girl. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his.But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the bohemian abandon of 1970s London their fast-burgeoning relationship must be kept a secret. It is not until years later that Daphne is forced to confrontthe truth of her own childhood - and an act of violence that has lain hidden for decades.Putney is a bold, thought-provoking novel about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the memories that play themselves out again and again, like snatches of song.

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General Fields

  • : 9781408895764
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : May 2018
  • : ---length:- '8.504'width:- '5.315'units:- Inches
  • : August 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sofka Zinovieff
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823/.92
  • : 384