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By Marion Halligan

ISBN-10: 1741143721

ISBN-13: 9781741143720

Themes of destruction, loss, and hope are explored during this intricately crafted novel. On a cliff overlooking a scenic lake and town skyline rises a chic glass confection that's domestic to the easiest eating place in town—The element. the following, in lamp-lit artwork deco attractiveness, the city's elite come to dine at the scrumptious concoctions of its celebrated chef. within sight, in a ferry defend that no ferry has ever visited, Clovis, an aged homeless guy befriends Gwenyth, a tender heroin addict. Clovis and Gwenyth usually are not a part of existence contained in the posh restaurant—until a guy is brutally murdered and the trails of the ''haves'' and the ''have-nots'' move. This entrancing booklet is going a lot deeper than floor perceptions, revealing the complexities of human relationships.

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Wouldn’t it be illegal? Hard to say, really. The question probably hasn’t come up. So no precedents. The law is all about precedents, you know. And analogy. I’d imagine. What would be the analogy? I’d have to give it some thought. And I’d rather consider the oysters. Very large and sizzling. As big and juicy as they look, I hope. When Bruno brings the tiny bowl of consommé Jerome asks, What’s this about oysters Rockefeller and sixties revival? It’s one of Flora’s interests. You know how so much of the food of that time has become a cliché, even a joke?

Well, that’s his thing. What he’s good at. He doesn’t have to do any work. Well, he does I suppose, but he doesn’t see it like that. Still, an HD. You’re right, there could be worse things. Laurel gave a shudder, an elegant shudder, but evidently involuntary. She laughed. Someone walking over my grave, she said. As long as it’s my grave. Computers are a useful thing to be good at, he said. I should know. Oh yes. He’s supposed to be a genius, they say. One of the best in the world at . . But I’m talking to you.

A good name for a butler, he reckons. Elizabeth David’s family’s butler was called Lavender. That’s fancy. Joe says he’ll be Joseph one day, when he gets a job worthy of the name. Laurel had better watch out. At least if you had Joseph doing her job you’d know what to call him. The butler. I’d have to give him a buttery to lurk in. Oh how nice, says Elinor. The words give her a pang of envy, an excited seeing-possibilities envy, she wants them to happen, she wants the butler to be there in his buttery, simply because the words for his being so exist.

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