An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful by J. David Simons

An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful

J. David Simons

304 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction literary informative reflective sad slow-paced


The personal collides with the political in this literary tour-de-force. In the 1950s, an eminent British writer pens a novel questioning the ethics of the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki—but soon he’s trying to outrun his own past.H...

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