The Death Of The Heart
Perhaps the biggest draw of this book is to experience how a young woman in Britain, coming of age, sees love, devotion, and infidelity in proper London circles. Beyond that, what is there to like? I remember Jane Smiley's review was not very flattering (she panned Gatsby too). Maybe we Americans just don't warm up to unemotional British circumstance. To be fair, I should give it a re-read.
That morning's ice, no more than a brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments. These tapped together or, parting, left channels of dark water, down which swans in slow indignation swam.
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