The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst


The Stranger's ChildThe Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and I really liked it.

This is a love triangle story between George Sawle, Cecil Valance and George’s sister, Daphne. While visiting George’s family, he falls in love with Cecil and Daphne as well.

During this visit, Cecil writes a poem Two Acres which will become a touchstone for a generation.

The book is composed by 5 sections and each set at a different period, from 1913 until 2008.

Some reviewers make allusion to The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt. Another good reason to start to read this book pretty soon.

I am planning other books by Alan Hollinghurst since I really liked his prose and his style of writing.

 

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