THE STRANGER’S CHILD
Published by Knopf October 14, 2011
Author tour: Atlanta, Austin, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia
“Hollinghurst is a literary child of the great English novelist E.M. Forster.”
–Brad Hooper, BOOKLIST
“This thoroughly satisfying novel will gladden the hearts of Anglophile readers.
“On the eve of World War I, Cecil Valance, a wildly attractive and promising young poet, pays a visit to the home of his Cambridge boyfriend, the son of one of England’s fine old families. He memorializes the visit with a poem that becomes famous after his wartime death.
“The poem, created as an autograph book keepsake for his lover’s younger sister, Daphne, becomes the subject of speculation and debate for biographers and the generations that follow, as it contains hints about what might have happened during the visit and with whom…”
“A rambunctious stepchild to the mannered satires of Evelyn Waugh.”
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