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Afternoon of a Faun: A Novel
 

Afternoon of a Faun: A Novel (Hardback)

By Lasdun, James

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The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn't mean it didn't exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of `belief.' When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale ...is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself caught between the obligations of friendship and an increasingly urgent desire to uncover the truth. He is drawn, magnetized, into the accuser's orbit, and the question of his own complicity becomes impossible to avoid. An atmospheric and unsettling drama from a novelist acclaimed as the literary descendent of Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith (Boston Globe), Afternoon of a Faun combines a sharply observed study of our shifting social mores with a meditation on what makes us believe, or disbelieve, the stories people tell about themselves.
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ISBN 9781324001942
Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781324001942
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lasdun, James
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 307g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Journalists, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Friendship, Truthfulness and falsehood
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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