An Unofficial Rose
A complex Shakespearean comedy of intertwined relationships, as nine closely linked characters search for love.
After his wife's death, Hugh contemplates returning to his former mistress. His son, Randall, longs to abandon his shapeless marriage for a perfect partner. Randall's young daughter, Miranda, is adored by her Australian cousin Penn, but has attachments elsewhere. Her mother Ann has her own private dream, while taking upon herself the strains and pains of all the others. Impelled by affection, lust and illusion, these characters search for love within a tightly woven web.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing
It is such a pleasure to be in the hands of such a brilliant prose writer. On the other hand her characters are a piece of work, every one, and mercilessly depicted, which has me liking all of them ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing
‘An Unofficial Rose’ is a family story- a very dysfunctional family. The matriarch has just died, and the day of her funeral starts the book. With Fanny dead, Hugh Peronett is now free to rekindle an ... Read full review