A Private View (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780679754435, 252pp.
Publication Date: January 30, 1996
Brookner explores the complications that arise when one solitary man comes up against a woman who seems determined to invade his solitude. George Bland is an aging bachelor whose existence has been virtually a mirror image of his name--up until now. For into George's life walks Katy Gibb, young, abrasively self-assured, who incites in George the most alarming feelings.
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Praise For A Private View…
"Devastating...Her tending to language, as we've come to expect, is loving, cutting and exact." --The Montreal Gazette
"A narrative of subtleties and nuances, reminiscent of the narratives of the later Henry James." --The Toronto Star
"Elegant...Her poetry of forlornness is stronger and stranger than ever. Brightness falls from the air everywhere in this novel." --Hermione Lee, The New Yorker