The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics)

The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics)

Patrick Hamilton


England in the midst of global battle II, a battle that turns out fated to move on ceaselessly, a conflict that has develop into a life-style. Heroic resistance is previous hat. every little thing is in brief offer, and tempers are even shorter. beaten through the terrors and rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged omit Roach has retreated to the relative security and stupefying boredom of the suburban city of Thames Lockdon, the place she rents a room in a boarding residence run through Mrs. Payne. There the savvy, good, respectable, yet all-too-meek pass over Roach endures the dinner-table interrogations of Mr. Thwaites and seeks to alleviate her solitude by means of going out ingesting and necking with a wayward American lieutenant. lifestyles is nearly bearable until eventually Vicki Kugelmann, a seeming pal, strikes into the adjoining room. That’s whilst leave out Roach’s issues relatively begin.
Recounting an epic conflict of wills within the claustrophobic confines of the boarding condo, Patrick Hamilton’s The Slaves of Solitude, with a delightfully unbelievable heroine, is without doubt one of the most interesting and funniest books ever written concerning the trials of a lonely center.

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