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Walking on air : a novel

Author: R S Jones
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Addams is dying. Controlling, mercurial, and estranged from his family, he is consumed by the fear that he'll be abandoned by Henry and Susan, his closest friends, the only people on whom he can rely. What he wants is for their faithfulness to last until they take him home to his beloved house to die. But as William's condition worsens, it becomes apparent that his expectations of devotion and loyalty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R S Jones
ISBN: 9780061433504 0061433500 9780061433511 0061433519
OCLC Number: 144344865
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: R.S. Jones ; with a new introduction by Russell Banks.

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William Addams is dying. Controlling, mercurial, and estranged from his family, he is consumed by the fear that he'll be abandoned by Henry and Susan, his closest friends, the only people on whom he can rely. What he wants is for their faithfulness to last until they take him home to his beloved house to die. But as William's condition worsens, it becomes apparent that his expectations of devotion and loyalty involve not simply a loving commitment but the virtual handing over of his friends' vitality and independence; indeed, William covets their very lives. Filled with penetrating insights and dazzling beauty, Walking on Air explores the shadowy, often disturbing parameters of devotion, demonstrating its inevitable limits as well as its astounding powers of transformation.

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