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Before The Fall

Before The Fall

by Aaron J Clarke
     
 

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‘Before the Fall’ is a retelling of Henry James’ ‘The Golden Bowl’, but with a twist as it involves the gay lovers, Marty Townsend and Carlton Aspern, seducing and manipulating the widowed Australian millionaire Clara de Veer and her daughter Maggie. The precious vase, with its almost invisible flaw, is the vehicle, which Clarke uses

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‘Before the Fall’ is a retelling of Henry James’ ‘The Golden Bowl’, but with a twist as it involves the gay lovers, Marty Townsend and Carlton Aspern, seducing and manipulating the widowed Australian millionaire Clara de Veer and her daughter Maggie. The precious vase, with its almost invisible flaw, is the vehicle, which Clarke uses to extinguish the flame of trust that previously burnt in Maggie’s heart: revealing past misdemeanours and the price one must paid for the sin of adultery -- the surrendering of one’s desires.

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Palmetto Review
Before the Fall by Aaron J. Clarke tells the tale of homosexual love and desire between Carlton and Marty in 1903 in France, and how the relationship and its unraveling impacts Maggie, Carlton's wife. ...The strongest element of this book is the way the author depicts the passion between the men without resorting to facile and graphic descriptions. You feel the hunger they have for each other in the words and the looks they exchange...

I was relieved to reach the end of this story. But that doesn't mean I didn't get something worthwhile out of it. "Three stars."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044590229
Publisher:
Aaron J Clarke
Publication date:
06/13/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
215 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Aaron Clarke was born in Queensland on 24th January 1973, the middle child of two sisters. Like many other children, he watch a lot of television. Then one day he changed the channel to the ABC and saw "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Immediately taken aback by the lyrical beauty, he wanted to emulate Shakespeare.Aaron enrolled at James Cook University to study chemistry and biochemistry. In his second year he experienced his first psychotic episode and was hospitalised for several months. A year later he returned to JCU as an English student and started writing short stories and poems, which have been published in student publications and on the Internet

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