The Marble Boy: A Winter Story

The Marble Boy: A Winter Story

by Andrew Daws




'Write kindness in marble and injuries in the dust.'
Persian Proverb

Edmund Payne is a respected art teacher in a boy's school. Forced to leave his job, his wife, and his home when he is compromised by rumours of an improper relationship with a boy, he is desperate to flee and chooses to travel in a region he once knew as an idealistic young man: the classical landscapes of the Mediterranean.

Thrilled by new experiences, and new loves, life becomes an odyssey of the heart and imagination, but he cannot escape the past. As travel pushes him further into exile, and unreality, he relives memories and has to face up to the future.

Lyrical, and sexually exhilarating, The Marble Boy is a reconstruction of Edmund's journey, and a record of relationships past and present, real, longed for, and imagined.

"The Marble Boy is a novel about infatuation and longing: a sensual, sexual pot-boiler of a man waiting to explode, waiting to find true love, waiting to find who he is. It's a novel brilliantly disguised as a travel book..." (Reader Review)

"Anyone who loves Greece will find this assured and finely written novel a nostalgic evocation of that land's scenery and culture, and it must now deservedly join the different genres of travel as well as romantic literature." (Reader Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481083263
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/18/2013
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Andrew Daws was born in Bury St Edmunds, England in 1962. After studying architecture in London and Glasgow, he is now a successfully practicing architect and masterplanner working in London and abroad. His buildings designed for, and within several successful firms of architects, have won prestigious awards. Andrew is also an artist and occasionally exhibits in London and the UK.
His first novel, 'Powerlines: Pride and Fall', is the first follows the fortunes of two characters, Brian and Dave. Andrew has since written and published sequels called 'Young Lions' and 'Vermilion'. He is continuing to write short stories of which 'August Blue: Seven Sea Stories', is his first collection. He is soon to publish a second, called 'Between the Leaves'.
Andrew travels extensively, attracted in particular to the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, India and the Far East. Andrew wrote 'The Marble Boy' as a semi-autobiographical novel, drawing extensively on his travelling experiences.

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