By Conrad Aiken

An unrequited love, a passionless marriage, and an unique event all play a job during this “engrossing” novel by way of a countrywide booklet Award–winning writer (The manhattan instances publication Review).

Blomberg has enjoyed Noni for what appears like his complete existence. He loves her like he loves the sundown, like he loves the air he breathes. yet attractive, unusual, impulsive Noni—who has spent years in a passionless marriage to at least one of Boston’s such a lot infamous swindlers—has just a couple of months to stay; her middle is ready to offer out.
 
sooner than she dies, Noni begs Blom to finance a visit to Mexico, the place she will receive a short divorce and marry the guy she loves. That guy isn't really Blom, even though, yet Gil—an upstanding younger gentleman who's to understand not anything of Noni’s . together with his personal middle aching, Blom arranges the cash, and the trio heads south on a trip that might deliver them nose to nose with the mysteries of existence and death.

that includes a personality in keeping with the author’s good friend and protégé Malcolm Lowry, it is a deeply own and psychologically astute novel by means of a flexible author who was once the recipient of the Pulitzer and Bollingen Prizes for his poetry, between different literary honors.
 

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