As a Friend: A Novel (Kobo eBook)

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An unforgettable, sensual novel by "one of the most gifted and accomplished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman).

"Heroism is a secondary virtue," Albert Camus noted, "but friendship is primary." In his gem-like first novel, Forrest Gander writes of friendship, envy, and eros as a harmonic of charged overtones. Set in a rural southern landscape as vivid as its indelible characters, As a Friend tells the story of Les, a gifted man and land surveyor, whose impact on those around him (his friend Clay, his girlfriend Sarah) provokes intense self-examination and an atmosphere of dangerous eroticism. With poetic insight, Gander explores the nature of attraction, betrayal, and loyalty. What he achieves is brilliant in style and powerfully unsettling.
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ISBN-13: 9780811223188
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: September 16th, 2008
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