By Patrick Gale

ISBN-10: 1472205324

ISBN-13: 9781472205322

To discover your self, occasionally you want to lose everything.

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has conference at each step. Even the beginnings of a bootleg, risky affair do little to shake the principles of his muted lifestyles - until eventually the surprise of discovery and the specter of arrest expense him everything.

Forced to desert his spouse and baby, Harry symptoms up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. distant and unforgiving, his dispensed dwelling house in a spot known as wintry weather is an international clear of the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And but it's right here, remoted in a probably harsh panorama, below the specter of battle, insanity and an evil guy of indisputable magnetism that the struggle for survival will display in Harry an internal energy and ability for romance past something he has ever recognized before.

In this beautiful trip of self-discovery, loosely in response to a true lifestyles relations secret, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, either brutal and breathtaking. it's a novel of secrets and techniques, sexuality and, eventually, of significant love.

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It was not really a ceremony, since there was no precedent for it, but Kiyomori saw to it that it at least appeared ceremonial. There were torches that made the palace rooms even brighter than day, and musicians were ferreted out, and the dancers who had been practicing their New Year's numbers when the disturbance began were brought forward and made to perform-and so with great pomp and splendor the sixteenyear-old emperor again ascended his throne and the Heiji War was over. * ** The day after that we were assembled by the Kamo River and the conclusion of hostilities was signaled by the tallying of the heads.

You may wonder that I, a priest, would continue to so express myself. Yet it is something akin to this feeling I have been describing that I expect to discover in myself as I enter the blessed land-this sense of being whole, this miracle of the sundered parts together assembled. " It is this I invoke to allow me passage. And it is I who opened this very road to those whom I bested in battle. My ambition to stay behind and guide the dead is perhaps best understood when one remembers that I have already led so many.

So I scribble to explain myself to myself, though none but perhaps a few of my descendents will read this after I am gone. Yet, like everyone else who has ever lived this sorry life, I want to be remembered. And I want myself and my times to be remembered accurately, which is among the reasons I resent those sensationalizing scribes down the hall. Things as they then were ... as I write, I remember how Kiyomori appeared that first day, sitting there, black upon his black horse. He seemed so much himself.

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