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Rough Music (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (edition 2002)

by Patrick Gale

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Title:Rough Music (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Authors:Patrick Gale
Info:Ballantine Books (2002), Paperback, 384 pages
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what a great read. i really, really enjoyed this. it's broken into past and present, and each chapter goes back and forth between them. at the end of every chapter, when the new chapter would start, and it would be the other story again, i felt 'no! i need to know what happens in the other story right now!!' and then the same thing would happen at the end of that chapter. for the entire book. if i could have read it in one sitting i would have. ( )
  elisa.saphier | Apr 2, 2013 |
An engaging read, with alternating chapters; one set about 35 years ago and another set in the present. In both, some members of the same family are at a holiday cottage in Cornwall and there is drama in both settings. Patrick Gale very cleverly makes connections between the two times and unfolds the two narratives in a way that keeps you reading, wanting to know how the drama will work out. The inclusion of a prisoner, who is so clearly based on Ronnie Biggs is strange, but explained at the end. ( )
  Tifi | Dec 10, 2012 |
Enjoyable read with a heartwarmimg outcome, concerning Will, his sister and her husband, and utlimately the mystery man in the cabin. ( )
  presto | Apr 25, 2012 |
Beautifully written, and all the characters sensitively portrayed. Alternate chapters show Will holidaying in a Cornish cottage with his parents, as a boy and as a middle-aged man, where illicit affairs have far reaching consequences. ( )
  LARA335 | May 8, 2011 |
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A subtle and entertaining tragicomic love story. Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian's world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man -- seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts -- that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.

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Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian's world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man - seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts - that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.… (more)

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