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The Celibate

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 320 Nombre de pages
After a nervous collapse while serving at the altar, his college principal sends him on a placement to London where he enters an u... Lire la suite
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Description

After a nervous collapse while serving at the altar, his college principal sends him on a placement to London where he enters an unfamiliar world of outcasts, down-and-outs, rent boys, religious fundamentalists and people with AIDS. In increasing despair, he embarks on a journey through the world of Jack the Ripper.

Auteur

Michael Arditti was born in Cheshire and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He began his literary career writing plays, of which several were produced on the stage and the radio. He has written theatre criticism for The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Express, and was, for many years, a regular reviewer for the Evening Standard. He currently reviews books for several papers and is a regular broadcaster on the BBC. His novel Easter, published in 2000, won the first Waterstone's Mardi Gras Award and was shortlisted for the Creative Freedom Award. Unity (2005) was shortlisted for the 2006 Wingate / Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize.



Texte du rabat

After suffering a nervous collapse while serving at the altar, a young ordinand is sent to London for psychiatric counseling, where he descends into an unfamiliar world of outcasts, hustlers, rent boys, religious fundamentalists, and AIDS patients. In deepening despair, he starts picking up male hustlers and takes a job in London leading walking tours through the haunts of Jack the Ripper. As the past and present come full circle, he eventually comes to understand the true meaning of passion. Intelligent and emotional, the narrative structure integrates the contemporary and the historical, the personal and the theological, the comic and the polemic in a revelatory way.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Celibate
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Code EAN: 9781906413224
ISBN: 978-1-906413-22-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Arcadia Books
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: 316g
Taille: H198mm x B130mm x T28mm
Année: 2009