Putney

Author(s): Sofka Zinovieff

Fiction

'Among the hottest books of this blazing summer' (Daily Telegraph): a bold, lushly written novel that will compel and disquiet in equal measureIt is the 1970s and Ralph, an up-and-coming composer, is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. Through the house's colourful rooms and unruly garden flits nine-year-old Daphne - dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, more sprite than boy or girl. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his.But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the bohemian abandon of 1970s London their fast-burgeoning relationship must be kept a secret. It is not until years later that Daphne is forced to confrontthe truth of her own childhood - and an act of violence that has lain hidden for decades.Putney is a bold, thought-provoking novel about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the memories that play themselves out again and again, like snatches of song.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781408895764
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : May 2018
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  • : August 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sofka Zinovieff
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823/.92
  • : 384