By Iris Murdoch
A great yet deeply improper guy struggles to earn absolution
Hilary Burde was once a emerging celebrity in academia till a sad twist of fate plunged him and his mentor and rival, Gunnar Jopling, into 20 years of melancholy and guilt. Hilary, not able to beat his soreness, deserted his promising profession for an unfulfilling task as a civil servant. yet at age 41, Hilary crosses paths back with Gunnar—initiating a sequence of occasions that might swap their lives forever.
Set opposed to a richly drawn backdrop of post-war London, A observe Child is a gripping tale of ardour and the redemptive energy of love.
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A Word Child by Iris Murdoch