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The Resource The heat of the sun, David Rain

The heat of the sun, David Rain

Label
The heat of the sun
Title
The heat of the sun
Statement of responsibility
David Rain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When recently orphaned Woodley Sharpless encounters Ben Pinkerton - known to all as 'Trouble' - for the first time at the exclusive Blaze Academy, he is instantly enraptured. They are complete opposites; Ben is exotic and daring; Woodley is bookish and frail, yet their lives quickly become inextricably intertwined. First at school, then in the staccato days of twenties New York, Woodley sees flashes of another person in his friend and slowly discovers a side of Ben's nature that belies a dark and hidden history. As the curtain falls on the frivolity of the twenties and rises to reveal the cruelty of a new decade, Woodley and Ben's friendship begins to fragment. Over the coming years the two men meet only intermittently; in Japan before the outbreak of the Second World War and then again in amidst the furore of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. Change in both their lives, their relationship and their suffering, stand for a generation; one dispersed by depression and upheaval, brutality and confusion. David Rain's novel The Gravity of Americans is an ambitious and assured debut that captures perfectly two friends, two loves: two lives
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Rain, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Male friendship
  • Coming of age
Label
The heat of the sun, David Rain
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Publication
Contents
Overture -- Act one: A boy called Trouble -- Act two: Telemachus, stay -- Between the acts -- Act three: After Tokugawa -- Act four: The gravity of Americans -- Curtain
Control code
000049598059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780857892041
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The heat of the sun, David Rain
Publication
Contents
Overture -- Act one: A boy called Trouble -- Act two: Telemachus, stay -- Between the acts -- Act three: After Tokugawa -- Act four: The gravity of Americans -- Curtain
Control code
000049598059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780857892041
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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