The Sparsholt affair
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
417 pages ; 25 cm
Lexile measure:
1070L
Status:
Overton High - Teen Fiction
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Description
" Call Me By Your Name meets Evelyn Waugh in a gorgeous novel about the generations-long aftershocks of a youthful tryst." -- Esquire From the winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly novel that spans seven transformative decades as it plumbs the complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his powerful effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely and romantic son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty, of secret liaisons under the cover of blackouts. A friendship develops between David and Evert that will influence their lives for decades to come. Alan Hollinghurst's sweeping new novel evokes across three generations the intimate relationships of a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. We witness shifts in taste and morality through a series of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London. Richly observed, emotionally charged, this dazzling novel of fathers and sons, of family and legacy, explores the social and sexual revolutions of the past century, even as it takes us straight to the heart of our current age.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101874561 (hardback), 1101874562 (hardback)
Lexile measure:
1070

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General Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
General Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, London, in 2017."
Description
"From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hollinghurst, A. (2018). The Sparsholt affair. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hollinghurst, Alan. 2018. The Sparsholt Affair. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hollinghurst, Alan, The Sparsholt Affair. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hollinghurst, Alan. The Sparsholt Affair. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Print.

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