Rough Music

Rough Music

By: Patrick Gale (author)Paperback

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A gripping and unnerving story of a family's secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of `Notes from an Exhibition' and `A Perfectly Good Man'. Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian's world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man - seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts - that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.

About Author

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester. He now lives on a farm near Land's End.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780007307678
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780007307678
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 0007307675

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