Stranger’s Child, The

Alan Hollinghurst

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 24th May '12


The UK number one hardback bestseller from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations.

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SKU: 9780330483278



The Stranger’s Child is Alan Hollinghurst’s Sunday Times Novel of the Year. In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge friend Cecil Valance, a charismatic young poet, to visit his family home. Filled with intimacies and confusions, the weekend will link the families for ever, having the most lasting impact on George’s sixteen-year-old sister Daphne. As the decades pass, Daphne and those around her endure startling changes in fortune and circumstance, reputations rise and fall, secrets are revealed and hidden and the events of that long-ago summer become part of a legendary story, told and interpreted in different ways by successive generations. Powerful, absorbing and richly comic, The Stranger’s Child is a masterly exploration of English culture, taste and attitudes over a century of change.

Additional information

Weight 0.393 kg
Dimensions 35 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 576