The Illusion of Separateness (Paperback)Simon Van Booy (author)
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In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells the haunting and luminous story of how one man's act of mercy on a World War II battlefield changes the lives of six strangers across time and place. From wartime Britain and Nazi-occupied France, to modern-day Los Angeles, the characters of this gripping novel - inspired by true events - include a child on the brink of starvation, a blind museum curator looking for love, a German infantryman, and a humble caretaker at a retirement home in Santa Monica. Whether they are pursued by old age, shame, disease, or regret, these incandescent characters remain unaware of their connection until seemingly random acts of selflessness lift a veil to reveal the vital parts they play in each other's lives.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'The elegance of Van Booy's evocative prose has led to comparisons with F. Scott Fitzgerald; it's some claim but one this little gem of a book completely justifies.' * Daily Mail *
'Van Booy writes with muted, unsentimental elegance about the impulses that bind us together.' * Sunday Times *
'Simon Van Booy's reputation can only grow... There's a crispness to [his] writing... It is the beginnings of poetry... it carries you with it effortlessly.' * Independent on Sunday *
'There is a sustaining pleasure in wondering how the strands of the story will tie together.' * Guardian *
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