By Muriel Spark
Having led a profitable, cozy lifestyles, Harvey Gotham retires to the French nation-state to pursue bookish obsessions--namely, a protracted monograph at the publication of activity, the biblical narrative of religion within the face of remarkable ache. yet Gotham's highbrow pursuits quickly bleed into his everyday life whilst a sequence of misfortunes threaten to break every little thing he holds expensive.
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Having led a winning, cozy existence, Harvey Gotham retires to the French nation-state to pursue bookish obsessions--namely, an extended monograph at the e-book of activity, the biblical narrative of religion within the face of outstanding pain. yet Gotham's highbrow pursuits quickly bleed into his everyday life while a chain of misfortunes threaten to damage every thing he holds pricey.
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The Only Problem by Muriel Spark