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Justine

Justine

By: Lawrence Durrell

series:The Alexandria Quartet #1
audio performed by: Jack Klaff
genre: Literary Fiction - Literary Fiction
publication date:12/02/2014
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The acclaimed first novel of the Alexandria Quartet, and the celebrated story of an all-consuming love transcending time and place

Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years between World Wars I and II, Justine is the first installment in the distinguished Alexandria Quartet. Here Lawrence Durrell crafts an exquisite and challenging modern novel that explores tragic love and the fluidity of recollection. Employing a fluctuating narrative and poetic prose, Durrell recounts his unnamed narrator’s all-encompassing romance with the intoxicating Justine. The result is a matchless work that confronts all we understand and believe about sexual desire, identity, place, and the certainty of time.