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Titre : A Case of Knives. Signed copy
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Modern Library, London
Date d'édition : 1988
Reliure : Blue hardback cloth cover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : First Edition.
266p. With rubbed and chipped dust jacket Signed and dedicated in 2010 by author on title page. VG: in very good condition. Mark on fore edge. N° de réf. du libraire bbm199
Synopsis : The story of two people, a surgeon who is in control of his patients' lives and Anne Cowdenbeath, his closest friend. Together they embark on quite another type of experiment, the emotional vivisection of a young girl, Cora, who is conveniently without family ties.
Description du livre: Lucas Salik, eminent surgeon, is accustomed to performing bold experiments on other people’s hearts. Many might think him cold-hearted, but Lucas is in love with Hal Darbo and sees his desperate, tenuous hold on him slipping away with Hal’s intention to marry. With his friend and confidante Anne Cowdenbeath, Lucas embarks on an experiment far odder than any that takes place in his working life. His subject is Cora, a young girl without family ties and ripe for emotional vivisection. But blood sports turn out to be more dangerous than anticipated and sinister happenings begin to disrupt the surgeon’s tidy plan . . . ‘Very fresh, very sharp, and as memorable as a nightmare. It is a brilliant and distinguished book. I was astounded by it’ Peter Levi ‘Poised, startling and innovative . . . an astonishingly accomplished writer’ Anita Brookner ‘This writing is so extraordinary that I am tempted to call it an opera. It is a high and extravagant style, voluptuous, avid and epigrammatic, passionate and risky’ Sunday Telegraph ‘For sheer flair, this is a debut of the highest promise’ Sunday Times
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