The Honeymoon

Justin Haythe

The first time that Gordon meets Annie they make love in a park. Soon afterwards, on the 44th anniversary of D-Day, they are married. Gordon, though American-born, has never had a home; instead, he led a life of barren privilege, travelling through the capitals of Europe with his mother.

Over the course of a year in London, Gordon and Annie construct an idea of married life for themselves, until their long-delayed honeymoon finally takes them to Venice. But once there, the city's brilliance seems to distort rather than illuminate, and the story gathers an almost unbearable intensity before - in a single act of absurd but devastating vilolence - their bubble is pricked and the emptiness at the core of their gilded lives revealed.

 

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033041989502
Published: 21/01/2005

Justin Haythe

Justin Haythe

Justin Haythe was born in London in 1973. His is the author of The Honeymoon. He now lives in New York City

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