Basis for Bernardo Bertolucci's film THE DREAMERS, set during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris about two siblings, a brother and a sister,. who draw a repressed American student into their games involving homosexuality, incest and sadism. Adair's novel was itself homage to Jean Cocteau's novel THE HOLY TERRORS, about incestuous siblings and the stranger who enters their world.
"In the tradition of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles, considered a masterpiece. This is a far better book." - Anthony Burgess
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The Holy Terrors
Used availability for Gilbert Adair's The Holy Innocents
May 1989 : USA Hardback
September 1988 : UK Hardback
June 1989 : UK Paperback