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Gone: A Novel

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Disillusioned with his marriage to the controlling Ursula and shattered by his sister’s death, young Stephen leaves Dublin for New York. Quickly swept up in an affair with Holfy, a fiercely independent woman fifteen years his senior, Stephen finds himself divided between his new life and his past. And as his obsessive, intensely erotic bond with Holfy begins to fray, ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Picador (first published February 6th 2002)
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Interesting introspective novel about a man who doesn't seem that fun to be around, whether one is a woman or not.
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I took a class with Martin at NYU and he was excellent, as is this novel. I look forward to more writing from him.
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“The fragile and ancient hurt that seeps out of adults when they speak
of wronged childhoods.”
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“It is one of those rare moments when we seem to forget everything,
forget this insistence on living in the moment.”
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