The Long Room

The Long Room

Book - 2016
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Set in London in the early eighties, award-winning novelist Francesca Kay's third novel tells the story of a spy who falls for the wrong woman. What happens to a man who has his ear pressed to the lives of others but not much life of his own? When Stephen Donaldson joins the Institute, he anticipates excitement, romance and new status. Instead he gets the tape-recorded conversations of ancient communists and ineffectual revolutionaries, until the day he is assigned a new case: the ultra-secret PHOENIX. Is PHOENIX really working for a foreign power? Stephen hardly cares; it is the voice of the target's wife that mesmerizes him. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon ;, Brooklyn, New York :, Tin House Books,, 2016.
Edition: First US edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781941040454
Branch Call Number: FIC KAY
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 20 cm


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Mar 20, 2017

A lonely and alienated man does listening surveillance for "The Institute". His loneliness gradually leads to a form of madness. An interesting read.


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