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In A Yellow Wood

On sale

29th April 2009

Price: £8.99

Selected:  Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349116990

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By night the glittering world of Times Square, cinemas, clubs and the brittle, played-out demi-monde . . . by day a wasteland of hollow men, lonely apartments and empty morning coffee stands . . .

Robert Holton has just returned from the torment and strife of war in Europe and settled in a solitary existence working for a New York stockbroking business. The haunting memories of nights of love spent in Florence are suppressed as he struggles to succeed in an arid city.

And when Carla turns up unexpectedly from his more passionate past, Robert finds he must choose between the fixed path of money-making and dull conventionality and the fraught, uncertain path of love and freedom.


There is no one quite like him, and if you don't know his work then you should' Erica Wagner, The Times
Mr Vidal writes with an engaging freshness, which is rarely naïve, occasionally salacious and almost always entertaining
A preposterously good novel