By Elizabeth Taylor
Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's nice topics, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze at the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy beach city that's been left in the back of by means of modernity. Tory, lately divorced, relies a growing number of at the corporation of her buddies Robert, a physician, and Beth, a hectic writer of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and Beth's daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown among her mom and dad and Tory and the gossip it has woke up of their little neighborhood. because the novel proceeds, Taylor's view widens to soak up more than a few characters from bawdy, nosey Mrs. Bracey; to a widowed younger owner of the neighborhood waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram--while the e-book as an entire deals a fantastically saw and written exam of the fictions round which we build our lives and deal with our losses.
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If you got along better with your brother, maybe you could talk him into firing people that annoy you. ” He shoved his hands in his pockets and relaxed his stance. ” She felt as if the plush carpet was suddenly moving under her feet like a grocery store conveyor belt. Surely he hadn’t felt the same instant attraction that had struck her the moment he’d walked into the room. Had he? The answer came a little too quickly and shattered that notion like a bullet hitting a beer bottle. ” His brows lowered and he looked like one of the bulls he rode, glowering at the world through the rails of the chute gate, ready to bust loose and raise hell with anyone who crossed him.
You bet it does. ” The doctor turned to Sarah. ” Sarah straightened, ready to issue a denial, but Lane beat her to it. “No, she works for my brother. ” The doctor slapped her leg and hooted. ” To his surprise, Sarah grinned. “I’m not keeping him. ” Maybe she wasn’t such a priss after all. indd 57 Cowboy Crazy 57 but he hadn’t expected her to tease him with the kind of good-natured joshing the other cowboys dished out. She fit into this world surprisingly well. “She’s giving up,” he told the doctor.
That was more like it. She swatted at her eye with the back of one hand and sniffled. One extreme to the other. What was she crying about? She didn’t know Lane, not really, and what little she knew about him she didn’t like. But he seemed so strong that seeing him hurt was almost physically painful. His first try at standing failed and he fell to his knees. His chest heaved as he braced himself and tried again, slowly rising to his feet. He lifted one hand over his head and waved to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd, then stumbled a few steps in the wrong direction.
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor