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A Cry of Children John Horne Burns

A Cry of Children

John Horne Burns

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In his third book, John Horne Burns tells of a mans redemption from the private hell into which his mistress had drawn him. In spite of his brilliant career as a concert pianist, David Murray had discovered neither self-fulfillment nor happiness.MoreIn his third book, John Horne Burns tells of a mans redemption from the private hell into which his mistress had drawn him. In spite of his brilliant career as a concert pianist, David Murray had discovered neither self-fulfillment nor happiness. Then he met the clever and completely abandoned Isabel. He could hardly suspect, however, that she was to plunge him into the frenzied half-world that lived on the other side of the city, from party to party, from hangover to hangover and from bed to bed.It was a world of emotionally threadbare, would-be bohemians tolerant of every vice and depravity, with unflagging appetites for the shabby sex and liquor that kept them on the fringes of existence. David came to realize that he could not save Isobel from this world, that his own hopes for being saved were in the love of another woman who represented all that he had wished to leave behind.A Cry of Children has not been written with false sentimentalilty. It is intimate, merciless and shockingly dramatic. More important still, it is a novel of faith and love, written for those who do not deny the human spirit its own base agonies and high triumphs.