Anita Brookner is justly famous for her elegant, almost Jamesian character studies of women poised on the threshold of life. But in Lewis Percy, she performs a remarkable leap of imaginative empathy in her portrayal of a man torn between the reassuring cloister of the library and the alluring but terrifying world of the senses, a world populated by women who persist in bewildering him. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Lewis Percy says of himself "I don't actually teach . . . I just work in the library,'' and "I'm not blind . . . although . . . incredibly stupid.'' He is a mild-mannered Londoner whose mother has ... Read full review
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