The line of beauty

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Bloomsbury,
Pub. Date:
2004.
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First U.S. edition.
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English
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In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this U.K. bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers.
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Domestic fiction
FICTION / LGBT / Gay
Gay men -- Fiction
Legislators -- Fiction
Male friendship -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Notting Hill (London, England) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
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Rich people -- Fiction
Social classes -- Fiction
University of Oxford -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
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Legislators
Male friendship
Married people
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Social classes
Young men