By James Salter
"As approximately excellent as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds expense (The manhattan Times) defined this vintage that has been a favourite of readers, either right here and in Europe, for nearly 40 years. Set in provincial France within the Sixties, it's the intensely carnal story--part stunning truth, half feverish dream --of a love affair among a footloose Yale dropout and a tender French lady. there's the visible and the unseen--and pages that burn with a unprecedented intensity.
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A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel by James Salter