Oxygen

Oxygen

Book - 2001
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In a house in the English countryside a woman in her sixties, Alice, is dying. In the garden, her younger son is working on the translation of a play by a celebrated Hungarian playwright, Lazlo Lazar. In San Francisco, Alice's other son, a one time soap actor and now heavily in debt, is on his way to a meeting with a pornographic film producer. And in Vienna, Lazlo Lazar is having supper with his lover, Kurt, and an American painter, discussing action, courage and the revolutions of 1956 and 68. Each of these characters will soon face a test of courage. Each will be forced to take part in an act of liberation - though not necessarily the one they foresaw. Naturally, there are certain coloured pills, a revolver, and a child who cannot be trusted as the summer of '97, the summer of the comet, reaches its surprising conclusion.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Sceptre, c2001.
ISBN: 9780340728253
0340728256
Characteristics: 323 pages ;,23 cm.

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Jul 16, 2013

Repeats, would have-s, could have-s, guilt, envy.
Irritating "Thank you" note to the Hungarian guide and bothersome misspellings.
A street map would have helped the editors.

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