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Altered States (1996) [Novel]
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Standing on a railway platform in a Swiss resort town, sensibly clad in his Burberry raincoat and walking shoes, a man thinks he may be looking at the woman for whom he ruined his life many years earlier. Alan Sherwood, a quiet English solicitor, remembers back to a time when he stepped briefly out of character to indulge in a liaison with Sarah Miller, an intriguing but heartless distant relative -- only to find himself in a series of absurd situations that culminated in his marriage to Sarah's clinging, childlike friend Angela.

With her compassionate portrait of a man who has paid a terrible price for his folly, Anita Brookner gives us a novel that is at once harrowing and humane. In the traditions of Henry James and Thomas Mann, Altered States is a beautifully rendered tale of loneliness, guilt, and erotic obsession.

Original title: Altered States
Original languages: English

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Altered States (1996)
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Language: English

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Altered States (1998)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140255928
Pages: 224

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Altered States (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679773252
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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Altered States (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679449737
Dimensions: 6 x 8.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 229

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Altered States (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140255911
Pages: 224

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Altered States (1996)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9780224042826
Pages: 220

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