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The folding star

Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Edward Manners - thirty-three, disaffected, in search of a new life - has come to an ancient Flemish city to teach English. Almost at once he falls in love with one of his pupils, the seventeen-year-old Luc Altidore, recently expelled from school for some mysterious offense. Condemned to a mounting but incommunicable obsession with the boy, Edward becomes involved in affairs with two other men: one a heartless but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hollinghurst, Alan.
Folding star.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1994
(OCoLC)624377233
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 0679436057 : 9780679436058
OCLC Number: 30027019
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Description: 422 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Hollinghurst.

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"Edward Manners - thirty-three, disaffected, in search of a new life - has come to an ancient Flemish city to teach English. Almost at once he falls in love with one of his pupils, the seventeen-year-old Luc Altidore, recently expelled from school for some mysterious offense. Condemned to a mounting but incommunicable obsession with the boy, Edward becomes involved in affairs with two other men: one a heartless but seductive fraud, the other a young drifter with a deeply possessive streak." "Then Edward is introduced to the world of the enigmatic and reclusive Symbolist painter Edgard Orst. Gradually he is drawn toward an understanding of the artist's own obsession with a famous actress, drowned off Ostend at the turn of the century, and of the ambiguous circumstances of Orst's own death under Nazi occupation." "The events of The Folding Star are played out amid the silent streets and canals of a city that seems locked in the past, and across the northern landscape of out-of-season resorts and abandoned houses that lies beyond. But in the central panel of the novel's triptych Edward returns home for a funeral and is caught up in memories of his own late adolescence and his first love affair: an English pastoral already threatened by the experience of betrayal and loss."--BOOK JACKET.

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