Alan Hollinghurst - The Sparsholt Affair

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Hollinghurst’s sixth novel is an incisive portrait of Britain from the 1940s to the present. Tracing the lives and loves of several generations of the upper-crust Sparsholt family, the narrative chronicles the period’s various literary and artistic movements, changing attitudes to class, and, most importantly, the transition from closeted gay life to social acceptance of homosexuality after the passage of the 1967 Sexual Offenses Act. As he did in The Stranger’s Child and his Man Booker Award-winning The Line of Beauty, Hollinghurst brilliantly depicts the emotional and physical nuances of complex relationships while also illuminating the wider socio-historical currents that help shape his characters’ lives.

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ISBN: 9781101874561
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Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

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