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A Word Child

Iris Murdoch

A brilliant but deeply flawed man struggles to earn absolution

Hilary Burde was a rising star in academia until a tragic accident plunged him and his mentor and rival, Gunnar Jopling, into two decades of depression and guilt. Hilary, unable to overcome his pain, abandoned his promising career for an unfulfilling job as a civil servant. But at age forty-one, Hilary crosses paths again with Gunnar--initiating a series of events that will change their lives forever.

Set against a richly drawn backdrop of post-war London, A Word Child is a gripping story of passion and the redemptive power of love.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
  • Publish Date: Aug 7th, 2012
  • Pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 1.02in - 1.14lb
  • EAN: 9781453201152
  • Categories: LiteraryPsychologicalClassics

About the Author

Murdoch, Iris: -

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) is the author of twenty-six novels, including Under the Net, The Black Prince, and The Sea, The Sea, as well as several plays and a volume of poetry. Murdoch taught philosophy at Oxford before leaving to write fulltime, winning such literary awards as the Booker Prize and the PEN Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature.

Praise for this book

"Vivid . . . discriminating prose." --The New York Times

"Marvelous . . . riveting . . . fine and elegant." --The Los Angeles Times

Praise for Iris Murdoch
"Murdoch was the rare kind of great, buoyant, confident writer who could drive the whole machine. She was as in touch with animal instincts as intellectual ones." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times