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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant but deeply flawed man struggles to earn absolution
Hilary Burde was a rising star in academia until a tragic accident plunged him and his mentor and rival, Gunnar Jopling, into two decades of depression and guilt. Hilary, unable to overcome his pain, abandoned his promising career for an unfulfilling job as a civil servant. But at age 41, Hilary crosses paths again with Gunnar - initiating a series of events that will change their lives forever.
Set against a richly drawn backdrop of post-war London, A Word Child is a gripping story of passion and the redemptive power of love.
©1975 Iris Murdoch (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Montcalm on 01-31-17

A vortex

Murdochs story takes guilt to the highest level of psychological and moral consideration. The reading by Prebble captures the voices beautifully, and this is a novel of voices, told mainly through dialogue.

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2 out of 5 stars
By WANDA on 06-23-16

Ugh!!!

Unpleasant story about mostly unpleasant people; wasted 15 hours of my time. Beautiful prose; minimal substance!

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