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Passion Play

Jerzy Kosinski

Publisher: Grove Press

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By the author of The Painted Bird and Being There: the story of a roving polo player who seeks fulfillment through transgression: “his best novel yet” (The Harvard Crimson).   William Kennedy wrote in The Washington Post that “the Kosinski hero is unique in literature, as recognizable as the Hemingway hero used to be.” In Passion Play, Kosinski conjures Fabian, perhaps the most romantic, violent, and lust-driven hero of them all. A modern knight-errant of his own moral code, Fabian roams America in his custom-built VanHome, his refuge, transport, and stable for his two horses.   His livelihood is polo—not the millionaire’s team sport, but the life-threatening duel of clashing horsemen. The prize is more than money and honor; it is the awareness of having drawn upon every resource of body and mind, of man and horse in danger.  Passion Play is a masterpiece of violence and seduction, love and loss, by one of the world’s greatest writers.
Available since: 12/01/2007.
Print length: 288 pages.

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