POSSIBLE LIFE, A by Sebastian Faulks - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Sebastian Faulks.
In Second World War Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket ground.
Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away.
In a 19th-century French village,
an old servant understands—suddenly and with awe—the meaning of the
Bible story her master is reading to her.
On a summer evening in the
Catskills in 1971, a skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and
with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls.
A few years from now, in Italy, a
gifted scientist discovers links between time and the human brain and
between her lover's novel and his life.
Throughout the five masterpieces of fiction that make up A Possible Life,
exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies,
hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection. Between
soldier and lover, parent and child, servant and master, and artist and
muse, important pleasures and pains are born of love, separations and
missed opportunities. These interactions—whether successful or not—also
affect the long trajectories of characters' lives.
Provocative and profound,
Sebastian Faulks's dazzling new novel journeys across continents and
centuries not only to entertain with superb old-fashioned storytelling
but to show that occasions of understanding between humans are the one
thing that defines us—and that those moments, however fluid, are the one
thing that endures.