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Man Who Was Late, the (1994) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A man without a country or family, a Holocaust survivor, Ben long ago left the wreckage of Europe and recreated himself as a brilliant financier. He rejects the comforts of love and is shocked to discover Veronique, beautiful, unwisely married, and all that Ben suddenly knows he has always needed. In their stolen hours and weekends, their deep commitment to one another fills their lives as nothing ever has. But the question remains: can Ben finally take what he has always denied himself?

Original title: The Man Who Was Late
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Man Who Was Late, the

Man Who Was Late, the (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work...He has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit." Boston Globe
  • "In writing of the upper class, Begley invites comparisons with Louis Auchincloss; his style is similarly urbane and elegant, his eye equally unsparing. Despite his...protagonist's failings, Begley succeeds in making him a poignant figure." Publishers Weekly
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Man Who Was Late, the (April 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780449909119
Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.13 x .60 in
Pages: 256

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