A Presence with Secrets
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

A Presence with Secrets

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 161 pages
Published October 28th 1980 by Random House (NY) (first published 1980)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-9 of 10)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Man to Woman: "God help me, what can a man do with a woman he's out of his mind over, but offer her any excuse he can think of for doing what he helplessly hopes she'll do no matter what he says?"
Woman in response to Man: "Oh sweetie are you charming me again?"
And then to bed. In this novel 23 year old students (female) are always lusting after their 53 year old professors (male), who live lives that might make rock stars jealous. Since the male charms offered are indiscernible, I surmise the f...more
I am not sure which I like more Presence with Secrets or Difference of Design but oh my does Spackman write beautifully - here, in offering us entree into the life and times of Hugh Tatnall, as usual he offers us a delightful sensual feast as he guides us in and out of the beds that Tatnall finds his way into, rake that he is, but there is also a sweet poignancy as Spackman asks us to consider how well we ever really know anyone, even those we most adore in this triple portrait that is delicious...more
bossanova marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2013
Mike Heyd
Mike Heyd marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2013
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Complete Fiction of W. M. Spackman An Armful of Warm Girl A Difference of Design A Little Decorum For Once On the decay of humanism : essays

Share This Book