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The Confessions of Edward Day by Valerie Martin
  

The Confessions of Edward Day

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Set in the theatre world of the 1970’s this story brings together a group of colourful, charming and calculating characters. A story of misplaced loyalties, a love triangle and the competitive, jealous world of the theatre make for a thoroughly engrossing read with art reflecting life as the story reaches it’s closing scenes.

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Synopsis

The Confessions of Edward Day by Valerie Martin

In the seamy theatre world of 1970s New York, where rents are cheap and love is free, aspiring actor Edward Day joins his friends for a summer weekend on the New Jersey Shore. But something happens - and Edward's life will never be the same again. He is saved from drowning by the mysterious Guy Margate, a man with whom he shares both a marked physical resemblance and an implacable attraction to the beautiful, talented, neurotic Madeleine. Ever after, in encounters provoked by envy and resentment, Edward is torn between his desire for Madeleine and his indebtedness to the querulous Guy. Professional and personal jealousies come to a head when Edward is cast opposite Madeleine in an acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya, their respective roles painfully mirroring the reality of their personal situations. As the sexual tensions of the play spill over outside the theatre walls, Guy - Edward's reluctant saviour and now Madeleine's husband - makes the ultimate act of protest...

Reviews

'Martin evokes the competitive world of Broadway hopefuls with caustic panache.'
Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT A deliciously creepy tale of clashing egos and unspoken desires, Valerie Martin

's novel about aspiring actor Edward Day...is irresistible. -- Lesley McDowell INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY'


About the Author

Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce and Mary Reilly [the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, from the viewpoint of a housemaid] which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Her most recent book is a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi: Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis. She lives in upstate New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th August 2010

Author

Valerie Martin

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780753823217

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