The Laying On Of Hands
First Edition, Hardcover. Good/Good. Title:The Laying on of Hands Profile Books, 2001. First thus. Hardback, in jacket, 110 pages. Small format, 6"x4" Author:Alan Bennett. Condition: GOOD+. 1" crease to top edge of front cover, light age tanning. Interior is clean, bright, unmarked. About the book: "The Laying on of Hands is vintage Alan Bennett, who has clearly mastered the art of the funny, wise and moving story that stands somewhere between a novel and a short story. The story revolves around the funeral of Clive Dunlop, a young man who has died in Peru under mysterious circumstances. As Father Geoffrey Joliffe prepares to lead the funeral, it seems "hard to say what Clive was, for instance, though taking note of the numerous celebrities who were still filing in, 'well-connected' would undoubtedly describe him". As Father Joliffe begins to speak, it soon emerges that the TV stars, politicians, singers, writers, and even the priest himself, who have gathered to mourn Clive were all beneficiaries of his "healing hands". Clive was a gifted masseur, although for many of his clients massage "was just a preliminary to a more protracted and intimate encounter and one which might, understandably, come a little dearer". Beautifully written in Bennett's laconic, adroit style, The Laying on of Hands suddenly creeps up on the reader as a funny and wise meditation on the big issues of sex, death, religion and HIV/AIDS. --Jerry Brotton . All our books are securely packed, and dispatched without delay. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 1861973748. ISBN/EAN: 9781861973740. Inventory No: 29-WJMH-ZT52.
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