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The Resource Minister without portfolio : a novel, Michael Winter

Minister without portfolio : a novel, Michael Winter

Label
Minister without portfolio : a novel
Title
Minister without portfolio
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Winter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Hayward is a drowning man. With a soured long-term romance finally at an end, no family, and no refuge to be had in work, he progressively spends his days in the solace of alcohol and his nights with a series of interchangeable partners. In a quest to simultaneously recover from unrequited love and to find meaning in what is becoming an increasingly emotionally arid life, Henry travels to Afghanistan as an army-affiliated contractor. When Henry becomes embedded in a regiment, he doesn't have time to think about his fixation on Nora or the fragments of his old life, a life he wasn't really living anyway. But everything changes during a tragic roadside incursion when a routine patrol suddenly turns fatal. And Henry, who survives, knows in his heart that he is responsible. Upon returning home, now tormented by guilt in addition to ennui, he begins to feel even more rootless and restless until the question of his deceased friend's summer home arises. Soon Henry is trying to bring meaning back to his life and to make posthumous amends by planning to buy and repair his friend's dilapidated family house. But he hasn't factored family history into the picture--and his deceased friend's girlfriend has a revelation of her own that may change everything
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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1965-
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Winter, Michael
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Contractors
  • Guilt
  • Dwellings
  • Renovation (Architecture)
  • Afghanistan
Label
Minister without portfolio : a novel, Michael Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 p.
Isbn
9780670067152
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 67965
  • 725509
Label
Minister without portfolio : a novel, Michael Winter
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 p.
Isbn
9780670067152
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 67965
  • 725509

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