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A Very Private Gentleman

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


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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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
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

January 2010 : USA Paperback
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
Title: The American
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 1992 : UK Paperback
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
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.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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
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.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The American
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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
Title: The American
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

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