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A Very Private Gentleman

(1991)
(The American)
A novel by

 
 
"Crisp yet lyrical, simple yet intelligent...haunting, shocking, and tense."--Booklist

The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly--for he appears to be a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. But as inconspicuous as Farfalla tries to make himself, his real profession is deadly, unbeknownst to the sometime brothel worker, Clara, with whom he sleeps.
Of a certain age, and as his feelings for Clara intensify, Farfalla has resolved to make his next job his last--all the while sensing a treacherous circle closing in on him.

"With Farfalla, Booth has a created a rich, conflicted antihero whose clever rationalizations mask a soul weary with self-doubt...making us question our own moral values, our sense of right and wrong--and where exactly to draw the line."--Boston Globe

"A psychological suspense thriller invested with life-and-death gravitas."--Seattle Times

"There are echoes of Nabokov in this in this tense and poetic mystery."--Today (UK)

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Used availability for Martin Booth's A Very Private Gentleman

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-312-30908-2 / 978-0-312-30908-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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January 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-7126-3428-2 / 978-0-7126-3428-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: American
Author(s): Booth, Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-553-82572-0 / 978-0-553-82572-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The American: (A Very Private Gentleman)
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-312-43001-9 / 978-0-312-43001-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-312-30909-0 / 978-0-312-30909-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-09-996080-X / 978-0-09-996080-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The American (Previously Published as 'A Very Private Gentleman')
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-4417-7328-2 / 978-1-4417-7328-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The American (Previously Published as 'A Very Private Gentleman') Library Edition
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-4417-7327-4 / 978-1-4417-7327-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The American (Previously Published as 'A Very Private Gentleman')
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-4417-7329-0 / 978-1-4417-7329-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The American
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The American: Previously Published as a Very Private Gentleman
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-4417-7326-6 / 978-1-4417-7326-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman: Unabridged
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-86042-077-X / 978-1-86042-077-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The American
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The American: (A Very Private Gentleman)
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Picador
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February 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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