City of the Mind

City of the Mind

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Author/Contributor(s): Lively, Penelope
Publisher: Grove Press
Date: 12/05/2003
Binding: Paperback. 240p.
5.54"(w) x 8.18"(l)
Condition: NEW
Matthew Halland is an architect, intimately involved with the new face of the city, while haunted by earlier times of destruction and loss in its history. Although he is divorced and lonely, Matthew has a rich and moving relationship with his daughter Jane. She offers a fresh perspective on love, loss, and even the city of London.

Matthew becomes entangled with an array of fascinating characters, from Rutter, a corrupt real estate developer whose mafia-like ways disgust him, to Sarah Bridges, a romantic ray of hope who enters his life. Mathew's relationships with Jane, Sarah, and Rutter allow his mind to rove freely as the past, present, and future interweave and he strives to look ahead and forge new beginnings of his own..

In Lively's most ambitious novel, she has created a wonderfully rich and audacious confrontation with the mystery of London.