In the Garden of the Fugitives
In the Garden of the Fugitives
ISBN
978-0241325162
Released
July 5, 2018
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Category: Crime
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About

A literary tour-de-force of power, guilt and obsession - two people stalk each other through the shadowy, tangled web of the past - man and woman caught in a dangerous game of confession, each partly predator and partly prey...


'It has been almost fifteen years. I've thought about you often, mostly unkindly. But there: I have thought about you.'


Nearly twenty years after Vita broke off contact with Royce, he writes to her, determined to excavate the past. He is older than her, a ghost from her university days, a former benefactor she has tried hard to forget. In his own youth, Royce spent two fateful summers working on a dig in Pompeii with a woman he would later memorialize with a scholarship - the same one that Vita eventually received.


From opposite sides of the world, Royce and Vita enter into an adversarial dance: an attempt to settle old accounts. Profoundly addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a thrilling psychological examination of what happens when the lines are blurred between victim and predator, between loyalty and obsession.


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