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Sometimes the smallest secret creates the biggest ripple of trouble.


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When she holds the key to the one case he couldn’t solve, he must choose justice or love.


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They must risk everything-- before it’s too late…


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A meeting of minds…But a most unsuitable match!


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Glover's Mistake
Nick Laird

Viking Adult
July 2009
On Sale: July 9, 2009
256 pages
ISBN: 0670020974
EAN: 9780670020973
Hardcover
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Fiction

From a rising British novelist, an artful meditation on love and life in contemporary London

When David Pinner introduces his former teacher, the American artist Ruth Marks, to his friend and flatmate James Glover, he unwittingly sets in place a love triangle loaded with tension, guilt, and heartbreak. As David plays reluctant witness (and more) to James and Ruth’s escalating love affair, he must come to terms with his own blighted emotional life. Set in the London art scene awash with new money and intellectual pretension, in the sleek galleries and posh restaurants of a Britannia resurgent with cultural and economic power, Nick Laird’s insightful and drolly satirical novel vividly portrays three people whose world gradually fractures along the ineluctable fault lines of desire, truth, deceit, and jealousy. With wit, compassion, and acuity, Laird explores the very nature of contemporary romance—“The Death of Love in Modern Culture,” as David puts it in one of his dyspeptic blog posts—among damaged souls whose hearts and heads never quite line up long enough for them to achieve true happiness.

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