The Spell

The Spell Here are the interlocking affairs of four men Robin Woodfield an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover Justin a would be actor increasingly di

  • Title: The Spell
  • Author: Alan Hollinghurst
  • ISBN: 9780140286373
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here are the interlocking affairs of four men Robin Woodfield, an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover, Justin, a would be actor increasingly disenchanted with the countryside Robin s attractive and dangerously volatile twenty two year old son Danny and Justin s former boyfriend Alex, whose life is unexpectedly traHere are the interlocking affairs of four men Robin Woodfield, an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover, Justin, a would be actor increasingly disenchanted with the countryside Robin s attractive and dangerously volatile twenty two year old son Danny and Justin s former boyfriend Alex, whose life is unexpectedly transformed by a night of house music and a tab of ecstasy.As each falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the illusions of love, and of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life the hunger for contact and the fear of commitment, the need for permanence and the continual disruptions of sex Ultimately, The Spell details the restlessness of every human heart.

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