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Alan Dollis, 16, spends most of his time rowing on the river, away from his self-absorbed father and menopausal mother in an English country village. Lonely and isolated, Alan will soon face a tutor for German lessons to prepare for the rigorous new school he will enter in the fall. Things start to look up when Alan and his father discover a broken down boathouse by the river. His father impulsively buys the property, and Alan fixes it up. German lessons begin and Alan falls in love with his beautiful tutor Vivien. She rejects his sexual advances; because he still loves her it is doubly devastating for Alan to discover that his father and Vivien are having an affair, and frequently meet to make love at the boathouse he so lovingly repaired. Alan's revenge is the book's fiery climax, after which his life is changed forever. Alan's emotions are skillfully depicted, and the intriguingly steamy plot elements might distract readers from the fact that the book's other characters are fairly shallow and stereotypical. Ages 12-up. (August)
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10 Townsend continues to make outstanding contributions to young adult literature with this story of Alan Dollis' seventeenth year. Depressed by his parents' frequent quarrels, frustrated by his unfulfilled sexual desires, and apprehensive about entering a new school, Alan is listless and unhappy. His father impulsively uses an unexpected financial windfall to purchase a dilapidated boathouse, which Alan restores. He becomes hopelessly infatuated with Vivien, his beautiful 23-year-old German tutor. She resists his advances, but remains his friend and confidante. Alan's world is thrown into total confusion when he discovers that Vivien and his father are having an affair, using the boathouse as their tryst. His mounting anger peaks, when, in a cathartic bonfire, he destroys the boathouse. This plot unfolds in a smooth and believable manner; the slowly rising tension created by the interplay of people and events is developed with particular skill. Characters are portrayed with both strengths and weaknesses; none are used simply to move the plot forward. Resolution is realisticdifferent for each, less than definitive for all. The setting (a river meandering through several English villages) is subtly integrated into the story through short but carefully worded descriptions. The issues raised here are strong fuel for discussions. This fine novel should be a first choice for most libraries. Allen Meyer, Vernon Area Public Lib . District, Prairie View, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397321889
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/1/1987
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 182

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