The Good Republic

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Random House, Mar 31, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Opening in 1939, this novel spans 50 years and depicts the central character's life as a political emigre in a run down part of London. He is invited to return to his home city by the renascent nationalist movement where he learns the price of remaining an "innocent" in history.
 

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Jacob Balthus is overjoyed when he is invited to return to his native Baltic homeland to celebrate the rebirth of that republic after 50 years of exile. Preparations for the trip recall the procession ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
14
Section 5
22
Section 6
27
Section 7
39
Section 8
40
Section 15
145
Section 16
152
Section 17
156
Section 18
160
Section 19
163
Section 20
213
Section 21
215
Section 22
228

Section 9
66
Section 10
72
Section 11
81
Section 12
95
Section 13
102
Section 14
131
Section 23
244
Section 24
257
Section 25
265
Section 26
297
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William Palmer is the author of five novels, The Good Republic, Leporello, The Contract, The Pardon of Saint Anne and The India House, and a collection of short stories, Four Last Things. He was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the Society of Authors in 1997. A book of poems, The Island Rescue, won the Collection Prize at the Listowel Writers' Week festival in Ireland in 2006. He reviews regularly for the Independent and other journals. He lives in south-west London.

http://www.williampalmer.info/

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