In 1886 an architect called Richardson built a house on the South side of Chicago.
In 1985 the Daily Mirror reported the death of Rock Hudson.
Halfway through the century that falls between these dates a man who claims his name is Mr Page sits down by his gas-fire on a snowbound Christmas Eve and sets himself the task of explaining a story that connects these apparently unconnected events. Neil Bartlett's new novel spins a dark and erotic web of conjecture in the gaps of history.
It takes its reader from the brittle glamour of the twenties into the violent repression of the fifties; from Mayfair dining rooms to the steam room of a gentlemen's Turkish Bath; from the ordinary world of Mr Page into the strange and unsettling world of the black-haired, well-dressed and immensely wealthy Mr Clive.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781852425876