On a snowy Christmas Eve in 1956, Mr. Page sits alone in his London flat and begins his memoirs in an attempt to elucidate the events that have changed his life. Spanning decades, he takes the reader through Turkish bath steam rooms and Mayfair dining rooms, from the seemingly ordinary world of his existence to the haunting, unsettling world of wealth and glamour inhabited by Mr. Clive. As Mr. Page puzzles through the contradictions of Mr. Clive's world, the novel pieces itself together, revisiting and rewriting itself as it goes, revealing more upon each retelling. Evocative and mesmerizing, The House on Brooke Street is both a confession of triumphant deceit and an elegy in honor of a lost love.
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Used availability for Neil Bartlett's The House on Brooke Street
January 1997 : USA Hardback
February 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback