The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics)

The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics)

Patrick Hamilton


England in the course of global battle II, a warfare that turns out fated to move on perpetually, a battle that has turn into a life-style. Heroic resistance is outdated hat. every thing is in brief offer, and tempers are even shorter. beaten through the terrors and rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged omit Roach has retreated to the relative protection and stupefying boredom of the suburban city of Thames Lockdon, the place she rents a room in a boarding residence run by way of Mrs. Payne. There the savvy, brilliant, first rate, yet all-too-meek omit Roach endures the dinner-table interrogations of Mr. Thwaites and seeks to alleviate her solitude through going out consuming and necking with a wayward American lieutenant. lifestyles is sort of bearable until eventually Vicki Kugelmann, a seeming buddy, strikes into the adjoining room. That’s while omit Roach’s problems particularly begin.
Recounting an epic conflict of wills within the claustrophobic confines of the boarding apartment, Patrick Hamilton’s The Slaves of Solitude, with a delightfully unbelievable heroine, is without doubt one of the best and funniest books ever written in regards to the trials of a lonely center.

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