Publication: Orion, 1999, London
First edition. Fine in dust jacket. Alex's mother is his first love. Throughout his isolated boyhood, he protects, worships, hates, and keeps her murderous secrets. When she rejects him and marries, Alex returns to school .... profoundly damaged. Alex tells his story in letters .... the first to his mother, the second to his wife, and the third to his lover. Alex is a man for whom to love means to seek to annihilate, and he writes his letters with the calm of a deranged mind as the line between obsessive love and extreme hatred blurs, then disappears.
Inventory Number: 873