Falling Slowly

European Literature

Author: Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner has no illusions about desire–or illusion–yet she is well aware of their unrelenting power. In her 18th novel, Falling Slowly, two sisters lead lives of quiet but no less painful panic. Beatrice Sharpe, a classical accompanist who is at the end of her career and health, has long dreamed of the protection of men. Alas, what her older sister, Miriam, thinks….Read More

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