Life in the West - The Squire Quartet 1 (Paperback)Brian Aldiss (author)
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The first book in the acclaimed Squire Quartet.
Thomas C. Squire, popular presenter of television documentaries, one time secret agent, a hedonist whose worldly success and self-confidence overshadow the lives of his family and friends, faces a mid-life crisis which undermines the stability of his ancient house. This brilliant and sometimes violent novel moves from England to Sicily, Singapore and Jugoslavia.
Brian says: `A complex and argumentative drama built about the axes of Thomas Squire's attendance at an imaginary contemporary ARTS symposium in Sicily, his extramarital and marital relationships, and his past as a secret agent in Jugoslavia, a land caught between East and West. Includes several humorous portraits of national types.'
First published in 1980 and unavailable for some time.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'A complex, thoughtful and beguiling story by one of our best novelists.' WILLIAM BOYD
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