1940s Oxford-two young men meet at university. Both know that they only have a year left of their studies, and possibly their lives, before they're forced to join the military. The novel follows the two through the generations to 2010 as well as a painting which disappears but is then rediscovered. 'As good as the English novel gets. Almost every sentence is a thing of beauty' Sunday Telegraph.
Alan Hollinghurst, geboren 1954 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, zählt zu den bedeutendsten Gegenwartsautoren Großbritanniens.