By Elizabeth Taylor
Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's nice matters, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze at the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy beach city that's been left in the back of through modernity. Tory, lately divorced, relies an increasing number of at the corporation of her friends Robert, a physician, and Beth, a hectic writer of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and Beth's daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown among her mom and dad and Tory and the gossip it has woke up of their little group. because the novel proceeds, Taylor's view widens to soak up various characters from bawdy, nosey Mrs. Bracey; to a widowed younger owner of the neighborhood waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram--while the ebook as an entire deals a fantastically saw and written exam of the fictions round which we build our lives and deal with our losses.
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A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor