An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

 A strong novel of a family’s look for love amid the wreckage of failed relationships An Unofficial Rose is a narrative of a father and son, either disillusioned with their lives, and either in love with a person except their other halves. whereas the daddy, a widower, regrets by no means leaving his spouse for his mistress, the son seeks any chance to flee his uninteresting marriage. Written with Murdoch’s masterful combination of comedy and tragedy, An Unofficial Rose is a compelling tale of affection, remorse, and the complexity of human relationships.

 

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