Man Kills Woman

Man Kills Woman

Book - 1993
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William Ivory was an adventurer, a psychotherapist, a man of letters and leisure, a philosopher of decadence. He was an Englishman and he was a monster. Born in 1925, he died in mysterious circumstances in 1980. Richard Tierney is an out-of-work sports journalist who is hired to write the life of Ivory. But Tierney has never written a biography before and he's not entirely sure why he's doing this one, except that he's half in love with the woman who commissioned him. Tierney goes to London, where he meets old associates, friends, lovers, and patients of the dead man. Each has stories to tell about Ivory - of murder and ecstasy in the London blitz; of a magical gambling coup in an illicit casino in the 1950s; of his cruel seductions, his Japanese adventures, his Norfolk childhood - but no one will talk about his death. Through letters, journals, memoirs, and interviews, Tierney pieces together the truth about Ivory, and his own part in an increasingly sinister charade. A provocative, highly charged first novel shot through with a wry sense of humor, Man Kills Woman is a virtuoso performance about love, death, and the end of the millennium.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, c1993
ISBN: 0374201625
Branch Call Number: FIC FLUSFEDER
Characteristics: 358 p

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