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Two years ago - or was it more? - novelist Stephen Cox had vanished to the East. There had been postcards, then silence: now Liz has received this strange parcel of jottings, bills, pictures and bones. Enlisting the help of another of his friends, beautiful, rackety Hattie Osborne, Liz begins to decipher the trail of the man who might once have become her lover. 'Margaret Drabble's most ambitious novel to date ...Taking up themes and characters from its two immediate predecessors The Radiant Way and A Natural Curiosity the plot unravels in scenes from St John's Wood ... to a bridge over the river on the border between Thailand and Cambodia ... interesting, detailed, amusing and horrifying by turns' TLS
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"Read this book....A tour de force...For those of us who believe fiction can offer a reality and truth beyond that of non-fiction, this novel is not to be missed."-"Calgary Herald "Artfully constructed and at times mordantly funny."-"Vanity Fair "Piquant characterization, wonderful dialogue and brainy, skillful writing...."-"Globe and Mail "Unputdownable....A sojourn within "The Gates of Ivory is not something one soon forgets.""Edmonton Journal "Irresistible, thought-provoking....Compelling."-Saskatoon "StarPhoenixFrom the Back Cover:
'A compelling voyage into the heart of darkness' Daily Telegraph
'An engrossing story, very well told' Evening Standard
'Interesting, detailed, amusing and horrifying by turns' The Times Literary Supplement
'Drabble raises much to think about; her picture of Cambodia is scrupulously researched and deeply felt' Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140166033
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140166033 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0026150