The Hamilton Case

The Hamilton Case

Book - 2004
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A flamboyant beauty who once partied with the Prince of Wales and who now, in her seventh decade, has "gone native" in a Ceylonese jungle. A proud, Oxford-educated lawyer who unwittingly seals his own professional fate when he dares to solve the sensational Hamilton murder case that has rocked the upper echelons of local society. A young woman who retreats from her family and the world after her infant brother is found suffocated in his crib. These are among the linked lives compellingly portrayed in a novel everywhere hailed for its dazzling grace and savage wit - a spellbinding tale of family and duty, of legacy and identity, a novel that brilliantly probes the ultimate mystery of what makes us who we are.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2004, c2003.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780316735483
0316735485
Branch Call Number: DE KRETS
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 25 cm.

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KarenW
Apr 11, 2005

At first a memoir full of delightful phrases and descriptions, the reader soon becomes aware that the narrator is very prideful of his bloodlines. However he seems to be honest about who he is and aware of his appearance being less than handsome. He tells of his life in ways that seem very forthright, characterized by his pride. That is the first part of the book. The second part is seductive, full of description of life in Ceylon, and a bit more true to his life. The third part is a letter. All of these add up to a portrait of a time and a man who are at the end of their usefulness. The future beckons. The narrator?s time is past. And the surprising conclusion blends each into a satisfying whole.

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