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By Elizabeth Taylor

ISBN-10: 1590178491

ISBN-13: 9781590178492

Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's nice topics, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze at the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy beach city that's been left at the back of by way of modernity. Tory, lately divorced, relies increasingly more at the corporation of her acquaintances Robert, a physician, and Beth, a hectic writer of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and Beth's daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown among her mom and dad and Tory and the gossip it has woke up of their little group. because the novel proceeds, Taylor's view widens to absorb a number characters from bawdy, nosey Mrs. Bracey; to a widowed younger owner of the neighborhood waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram--while the e-book as a complete deals a fantastically saw and written exam of the fictions round which we build our lives and deal with our losses.

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Nel punto più lontano, di fronte a una fila di monitor che occupava tutta la parete e che al momento non trasmetteva alcuna immagine, Michael Halpert accese un puntatore laser, premette il telecomando d'accensione degli schermi e rimase in attesa di un cenno di Cabrillo, che finalmente gli fece segno di cominciare. «Il lavoro è arrivato da Washington al nostro legale a Vaduz, Liechtenstein: un contratto standard in base alla prestazione, metà subito, metà alla consegna. » «A quanto pare», disse Murphy tagliando un pezzetto di carta con il suo coltello, «dopo tutte queste macchinazioni, ci converrebbe rubare il Buddha d'oro e tenercelo.

Bene», disse con calma, prima di respirare profondamente. » Diede un comando vocale al computer, l'argano si mise in movimento e lentamente, senza far rumore, l'ancora - attraverso i manicotti di teflon che la squadra aveva infilato all'interno dell'alloggiamento per soffocare il suono metallico della catena - si alzò dal fondo del porto. Un altro comando e la Oregon cominciò a spostarsi pian piano in avanti. Giù nella sala macchine Max Hanley studiava gli indicatori e gli strumenti sull'enorme console.

Era in meditazione in un tranquillo giardino alla giapponese annesso a una residenza di Beverly Hills, in California. Anche adesso che si avvicinava ai settant'anni, non sembrava invecchiare come gli uomini comuni. Il passare del tempo l'aveva semplicemente trasformato in un essere umano più completo. Nel 1959 i cinesi lo avevano costretto a fuggire dal suo Paese e a rifugiarsi in India. Nel 1989 aveva ricevuto il premio Nobel per la Pace per la sua ininterrotta attività rivolta alla liberazione della sua patria con metodi non violenti.

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