Download e-book for kindle: Balthazar (The Alexandria Quartet, Book 2) by Lawrence Durrell

By Lawrence Durrell

ISBN-10: 1453261427

ISBN-13: 9781453261422

The deeply affecting moment novel of theAlexandria Quartet, which boldly questions belief and the character of up to date love

In Alexandria, Egypt, within the years ahead of international conflict II, Durrell's narrator, Darley, seeks to completely comprehend his sexual obsession with girls: the notorious Justine, and Melissa, a dancer. In Darley's conversations with Balthazar, a physician and mystic, it quickly turns into transparent that Darley's fixation is extra complicated and ominous than both guy can have imagined. Layered and unflinching, Balthazar is a poignant exam of the trendy psyche, and a examine of a global the place love can turn into ate up through deceit.

This e-book incorporates a new advent via Jan Morris.

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Maybe they might look to their own affairs. It may not all be as clean as it might be in their own Brown House, so I hear. WIFE : But that goes to prove our people has recovered its health, Karl. HUSBAND: If that's what health looks like, give me dis­ ease. WIFE : You're nervous today. Did anything happen at school? HUSBAND: What should happen at school? And please stop telling me I'm nervous. That's what makes me so. WIFE : We shouldn't always be quarreling, Karl. In the old days . • HUSBAND : I was waiting for it : "in the old days !

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