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The folding star, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The folding star
Title
The folding star
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Manners - thirty-three, disaffected, in search of a new life - has come to an ancient Flemish city to teach English. Almost at once he falls in love with one of his pupils, the seventeen-year-old Luc Altidore, recently expelled from school for some mysterious offense. Condemned to a mounting but incommunicable obsession with the boy, Edward becomes involved in affairs with two other men: one a heartless but seductive fraud, the other a young drifter with a deeply possessive streak." "Then Edward is introduced to the world of the enigmatic and reclusive Symbolist painter Edgard Orst. Gradually he is drawn toward an understanding of the artist's own obsession with a famous actress, drowned off Ostend at the turn of the century, and of the ambiguous circumstances of Orst's own death under Nazi occupation." "The events of The Folding Star are played out amid the silent streets and canals of a city that seems locked in the past, and across the northern landscape of out-of-season resorts and abandoned houses that lies beyond. But in the central panel of the novel's triptych Edward returns home for a funeral and is caught up in memories of his own late adolescence and his first love affair: an English pastoral already threatened by the experience of betrayal and loss."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hollinghurst, Alan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Flanders (Belgium)
  • English teachers
  • Gay men
  • England
  • Psychological fiction
Label
The folding star, Alan Hollinghurst
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm30027019
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780679436058
Lccn
94005092
System control number
(OCoLC)30027019
Label
The folding star, Alan Hollinghurst
Publication
Control code
ocm30027019
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780679436058
Lccn
94005092
System control number
(OCoLC)30027019

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