Saved by education from a delinquent childhood, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull, orderly civil service job.
When the man whom he has harmed and betrayed reappears as head of his department, Hilary hopes for forgiveness, even for redemption and a new life, but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetition.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/04/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099429128