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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date April 7, 2013
Pages 248
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611458152
ISBN-10 1611458153
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Christopher Burton, the protagonist of this masterful novel, is one of Britain’s foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs. Three months after returning to London with his Italian wife for an extended stay, Burton receives a phone call at the reception desk of his hotel informing him that his teenage son has committed suicide. Why, upon receiving this terrible news, does he immediately conclude that his marriage of almost thirty years is over? And why is grief so slow in coming? Burton feels his pious, mercurial wife may have given him his life in Italy—even his prestigious career—but she has also made it impossible. Was their troubled son somehow the victim of their long, explosive love-hate relationship? Looking back, Burton sees in his life a web of contradictions, unanswered questions, and confusions. And yet, it has been his destiny.

Intensely dramatic, dark, and yet often hilariously funny, Destiny is a seamless, beautifully plotted story and a profound meditation on marriage and identity. Parks offers us a searing account of what it means to tread the narrow line between sanity and psychosis.


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Hardcover
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from Arcade Pub (April 10, 2000)
9781559705172 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Christopher Burton, Great Britain's most well-known foreign correspondent, finds his life and marriage shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (April 7, 2013)
9781611458152 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Christopher Burton, the protagonist of this masterful novel, is one of Britain’s foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs.
from Arcade Pub (April 18, 2011)
9781611451412 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $16.95
About: A masterful, completely compelling new novel by the best-selling author of Europa.
Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (April 17, 2001)
9781559705752 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Britain's most well-known foreign correspondent finds his life, and marriage, shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son, in a new novel by the acclaimed author of Europa.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780754005292
 
With Michael Kitchen (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Sterling Audio Books (October 1, 2000)
9780754005292 | details & prices | 6.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $69.95
About: Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide.

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