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The Desire Path

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"For the first time, I understood love as separate from anything as practical as desire."

While George Campion matures physically and intellectually in millennial London, he is increasingly aware of his own - and his contemporaries' - moral and emotional stagnation.

George’s world is tinted by his love of ancient history, his compromised Catholicism and his unease at being
Kindle Edition, 374 pages
Published July 5th 2014
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Sep 02, 2014 Zoe rated it really liked it
It's hard to summarise The Desire Path. Following its main character, it captures the insecurities, changing perceptions and priorities of what it is to grow up, from the playground to university and beyond but it's more than a coming of age story since there's so much breadth...

This novel is episodic so there are leaps between time and viewpoint, which you get used to quickly. Each episode in the story takes you through its changing points of view from suburban houses to football stadiums and u
Jul 19, 2014 Gregory rated it it was amazing
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Told through episodic chapters, the Desire Path drops in on different moments in the life of George Campion...from teenage years growing up with his brother through going to University to the complicated post-graduation years. The story sheds light on an individual's quest for a real place in the world as George navigates the many interactions in his life: from the many women that pass in and out of his life (and sometimes messily back in) to the polarity of his intellectual university peers and ...more
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