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At twenty-nine, Jack’s unsure of what he wants from life. One night, in a savage snowstorm, a man slips and dies from his injuries. Only one person saw what happened—the man’s lover Therèse. Looking back, Jack remembers his first sight of Therèse as the moment things started to go wrong.

Ron Butlin’s novels include Night Visits and The Sound of My Voice. He is one of Scotla
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Serpent's Tail
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Ron Butlin is an author who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on January 1, 1949. He had various jobs, including a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges in London, England, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model before he turned his talents to writing.

His most recent novel Belonging centres around 29 year old Jack. He is unsure of what he wants from life. He and his girlfriend, Anna are living as caretakers of an apartment complex at a Swiss sk
Apr 22, 2012 Tony rated it liked it
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Some people have no trouble recognizing when they're in a bad relationship and the necessity of ending it sooner, rather than later. Others are prone to becoming mired in codependency, or are unable to take too deep or honest a look under the hood of their emotions, and wind up stuck with the wrong person for much too long. This fourth work of fiction by a well-regarded Scottish writer is a character study of one such man. Scottish handyman Jack teeters on the brink of turning thirty with little ...more
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Jan 06, 2014 Sarey C rated it it was ok
Some patches of believable story crafting in a distinctly mediocre book
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Before taking up writing full-time Ron Butlin was, at various times, a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model. His works include the novels The Sound of My Voice, Night Visits and most recently Belonging; two collections of stories, Vivaldi and the Number 3 and The Tilting Room, and six books of poetry. His ...more
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