A Short Gentleman

A Short Gentleman

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How did Robert Purcell, distinguished barrister and perfect specimen of the British Establishment, end up in prison? An intellectual giant but an emotional pygmy, Robert is a man struggling to come to terms with the forces that have brought him down, from the wife who wanted him to change, to the ex-girlfriend who came back to haunt him and the childhood bully who turned into an adult bully. Despite everything, Robert remains the same magnificently self-righteous man he always was, utterly resistant to therapy, change and the emotional demands of the opposite sex.How long before those men noticed that my shirts a€” white as ghosts a€” remained unmoved? I arrived in Aldeburgh by half past nine. I drove past ... outnumbered people from the working class. I parked my car in the drive of High Ridge, next to anbsp;...

Title:A Short Gentleman
Author:Jon Canter
Publisher:Random House - 2012-01-31


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