The Nice and the Good

The Nice and the Good

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good.

John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry, he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail, and black magic. He begins to feel more trapped than trapping.

In contrast to a stagnant summer in London, Octavian and Kate Gray's adoring community on the Dorset coast seems to offer Ducane refuge, but even here the after-effects of violence poison an atmosphere already electric with adolescent quarrels and intrigue. After a swim into the underworld, Ducane begins to realize that niceness is not enough.

"A feast."-- The Guardian
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1969, c1978.
ISBN: 9780140030341
0140030344
Branch Call Number: MURDOCH
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 18 cm.

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