The Review: This book, not aided by its cover, feels somewhat dated but the issues raised are as valid today as they were then. A boy and girl are both drawn to Patrick, who is staying with his wife in Corfu, and as the tale unravels relationships are created and broken and latent jealousies and pasts float to the surface in compelling fashion.
This homosexuality here is ambiguous and underplayed, but it’s there, throbbing beneath the surface and triggering a shocking denouement, the clues to which are there, you realise afterwards, the entire time. This unexpectedly turns into a near-masterpiece of power.
The Verdict: A disturbingly dark tale.
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