A Meeting by the River
A deeply satisfying novel of sibling rivalry, sexuality and spirituality.
Paperback$12.95 RRPISBN: 9780099561095Published: 16/01/2013Imprint: Vintage ClassicsExtent: 192 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781446468920Published: 01/11/2012Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 192 pages
Breaking a long silence Oliver, a young Englishman, writes to his elder brother, Patrick. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother is living in a Hindu Monastery and has decided to take his final monastic vows. Patrick, a successful publisher and a married man with a skeleton in his cupboard, decides to visit Oliver to persuade him not renounce the world.
First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships and dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality.
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