After the great novelist and other stories

  • 220 Pages
  • 1.76 MB
  • English
Pan Books , Sydney
StatementSuzanne Falkiner.
SeriesPicador, Picador fiction.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 90/16075 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1914647M
ISBN 100330271253
LC Control Number90122696

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In the early days of their relationship, Tessa is split between seeing Hardin as a Henry ("smart and witty with a knowledge of novels as great as mine") or a Author: Heeseung Kim.

After the great novelist --The sheep in the bathroom --Homesickness --Landscape with figures --Signs --The writing class --A thousand kilometres of river --passing through --Istanbul (war) --Notes on the expatriates --The blue hotel --Umbria.

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