The Sandcastle

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Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Original Publish Date: Mar 30, 1978
Product Number: EB00398486
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101495810
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

A sparklingly profound novel about the conflict between love and loyalty The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art, and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself disenchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a "great love" be purchased at too high a price?

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