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Caroline's Bikini

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  •  Caroline's Bikini
    Title: Caroline's Bikini
    Author: GUNN KIRSTY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 11/07/2018
    Imprint: FABER & FABER
    Price: $29.99
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    Art needs a sense of lack to bring about its own effects; where there is no feeling of need to make up a shortfall, there will be no work.

    'Alright' I said, 'I'll try...' This is how Emily Stuart opens the intricately involved account of a classic love affair that becomes Caroline's Bikini: a tale of hope, passion, and the power of the imagination.

    For they say, the story of love - or, rather, falling in love - is timeless, and that unrequited love is the most passionate of all. It's certainly a narrative that is, in its own curious and enticing way, as old as Western literature itself.

    The moment Emily's friend Evan Gordonstone, a successful middle-aged financier, meets the glamorous Caroline Beresford at Richmond home, we are immediately immersed a whole new kind of world. Thus begins a hypnotic series of intense conversations set against the beguiling backdrop of West London's bars, fuelled by liberal G&Ts. From early winter to July's hot swelter, Emily narrates Evan's passion for Caroline - a former horsewoman and PR expert, and now mother, hostess, housewife and landlady - to the brink of his own destruction.

    In a mischievously intelligent novel about desire, ambition, and friendship - about Petrarch and his Laura, Dante and Beatrice, Evan and Caroline - the acclaimed Kirsty Gunn explores the nature of courtly love in a modern world not celebrated for its restraint and abstraction.

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    ISBN: 9780571339334
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