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Gabriel's lament

Author: Paul Bailey
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Before his father, Oswald, inherited the money, Gabriel Harvey was a happy enough child. Though missing his beloved mother, Amy, when she went off to work in her "secret place," he was beguiled by his father's tall tales and absurdly embellished memories of a deprived childhood, recounted in the gaslit kitchen of their terraced house in a poor part of London. Even the regulars at the Prodigal's Return noted how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bailey
ISBN: 0670816566 9780670816569
OCLC Number: 15284289
Description: 331 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Paul Bailey.

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Before his father, Oswald, inherited the money, Gabriel Harvey was a happy enough child. Though missing his beloved mother, Amy, when she went off to work in her "secret place," he was beguiled by his father's tall tales and absurdly embellished memories of a deprived childhood, recounted in the gaslit kitchen of their terraced house in a poor part of London. Even the regulars at the Prodigal's Return noted how the switch from beer to whiskey had transformed Oswald from wag to philosopher. For Gabriel, the windfall marked an ominous change in his father's character.

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