A dead language

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Simon & Schuster, 2006 - Fiction - 647 pages
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Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton ? the faithless young naval lieutenant who abandons Madam Butterfly ? was glimpsed fleetingly in Peter Rushforth's previous novel, Pinkerton's Sister. Now Ben steps out of the shadows and into the center of the stage, a young man haunted by the desolation of his boyhood years, unable to show or respond to love.

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A follow-up to Rushforth's acclaimedPinkerton's Sister, this book is being published posthumously after the author's sudden death in 2005 and was to have been Volume 2 of a quintet. Here the focus is ... Read full review


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