The Man Who Was Late (Paperback)

Author: Begley, Louis

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"Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work....[He] has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
A man without a country or family, a Holocaust survivor, Ben long ago left the wreckage of Europe and recreated himself as a brilliant financier. He rejects the comforts of love and is shocked to discover Veronique--beautiful, unwisely married, and all that Ben suddenly knows he has always needed. In their stolen hours and weekends, their deep commitment to one another fills their lives as nothing ever has. But the question remains: Can Ben finally take what he has always denied himself...?
From the author of WARTIME LIES.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780449909119
SKU 30070961
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0449909115
Release Date 3/1/1994
Author Info
Louis Begley
Begley grew up as a Jewish child in Poland under German occupation. When he was 13, his family emigrated to Brooklyn. He majored in English at Harvard, and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, from 1954 to 1956. He then attended Harvard Law School and began the practice of law in New York City, which he has maintained even after becoming a celebrated writer of fiction. He is married to the historian Anka Muhlstein and has five children. He wrote his first novel, WARTIME LIES, when he was 58.
Praise
"Begley's great theme remains (as in his earlier 'Wartime Lies') imposture, the idea of the impersonator."
A subtle, urban, and worldly novel about the most secret matters of the heart."
"A delight to read...Begley writes with marvelous authority about the world of high finance and the world of the leisured rich."
"A subtle, urban, and worldly novel about the most secret matters of the heart."
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Annotation A Holocaust survivor, involved in an unexpectedly shattering and destructive love affair, becomes overwhelmed by his losses and his memories.
Editors Note "Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work....[He] has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit." THE BOSTON GLOBE A man without a country or family, a Holocaust survivor, Ben long ago left the wreckage of Europe and recreated himself as a brilliant financier. He rejects the comforts of love and is shocked to discover Veronique--beautiful, unwisely married, and all that Ben suddenly knows he has always needed. In their stolen hours and weekends, their deep commitment to one another fills their lives as nothing ever has. But the question remains: Can Ben finally take what he has always denied himself...?From the author of WARTIME LIES.
Editors Note 2 An acclaimed new novel by the award-winning author of Wartime Lies. A Holocaust survivor leaves the wreckage of Europe and recreates himself as a brilliant financier. Connected to the world by globe-trotting deals and impeccable charm, he rejects the comforts of love . . . until he meets Veronique.
Editors Note 3 "Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work....[He] has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit."THE BOSTON GLOBEA man without a country or family, a Holocaust survivor, Ben long ago left the wreckage of Europe and recreated himself as a brilliant financier. He rejects the comforts of love and is shocked to discover Veronique--beautiful, unwisely married, and all that Ben suddenly knows he has always needed. In their stolen hours and weekends, their deep commitment to one another fills their lives as nothing ever has. But the question remains: Can Ben finally take what he has always denied himself...?From the author of WARTIME LIES.
Editors Note 4 Ben, a world-famous financier and a Holocaust survivor who has tried to put the past behind him, rejects the conventionality of love--until he meets Ve???, a beautiful married woman. Reprint.
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