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Balthazar

by Lawrence Durrell

Balthazar Synopsis

The deeply affecting second novel of theAlexandria Quartet, which boldly questions perception and the nature of contemporary loveIn Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before World War II, Durrell's narrator, Darley, seeks to fully understand his sexual obsession with two women: the infamous Justine, and Melissa, a dancer. In Darley's conversations with Balthazar, a doctor and mystic, it soon becomes clear that Darley's fixation is more complex and ominous than either man could have imagined. Layered and unflinching, Balthazar is a poignant examination of the modern psyche, and a study of a world where love can become consumed by deceit. This ebook contains a new introduction by Jan Morris.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781453261422
Publication date: 12th June 2012
Author: Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media Open Road Media
Format: eBook
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

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