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The Partnership

By: Barry Unsworth

Price: $5.99

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 2001

Seller ID: 0007808

ISBN: 0393321479


Foley and Moss are partners in a successful small business, making plaster pixies for the tourist trade. Foley is the artistic member of the partnership; he thinks up the ideas and designs and has pretensions to even greater artistry in his cherub lamps and fixtures. Moss, the seemingly quiet one who supplied the capital for the venture, manufactures them. Barry Unsworth sets his scene magnificently a Cornish village, Lanruan, thriving on specious tourism, and its local ... View more info

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Morality Play

By: Barry Unsworth

Price: $5.99

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1996

Seller ID: 0007805

ISBN: 0393315606

Condition: Fair


The time is the fourteenth century. The place is a small town in rural England, and the setting a snow-laden winter. A small troupe of actors accompanied by Nicholas Barber, a young renegade priest, prepare to play the drama of their lives. Breaking the longstanding tradition of only performing religious plays, the groups leader, Martin, wants them to enact the murder that is foremost in the townspeoples minds. A young boy has been found dead, and a mute-and-deaf girl ha... View more info

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Sacred Hunger

By: Barry Unsworth

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Norton: 1993

Seller ID: 0007806

ISBN: 0393311147

Condition: Good


Sacred Hunger is a stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the "sacred hunger" to expand its empire and its profits, England entered full into the slave trade and spread the trade throughout its colonies. In this Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and ... View more info