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About The Book...
Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail.
Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret.
Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them.
Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges.
What happens when you discover that the friendship you can't live without was always built on a lie?
About The Author...
A.D. Miller was born in London in 1974. He studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton, where he began his journalistic career writing travel pieces about America. Returning to London, he worked as a television producer before joining The Economist to write about British politics and culture. In 2004 he became The Economist's correspondent in Moscow, travelling widely across Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the magazine's Britain editor; he lives in London with his wife Emma, daughter Milly and son Jacob.
I was touched and surprised by this novel, a gentle embrace of a book that literally wraps you up in the relationship of Adam and Neil, spanning over twenty years, from two British blokes exploring California before they have to enter the new world! Their friendship is bound and threatened and when the two start to share they find themselves riddled with emotion and none of it is easily explained or easily overcome!
The book was unusual, it was beautiful and i loved the insight, not your usual male perspective but that;s what gave it that little extra, that feeling that when you finally close the book you think, some books are sweet delights leave you with a smile, some books leave you feeling like you really have learnt and explored something, this book for me left me a little bewildered but in the best way possible
Gentle and enthralling the pace the narrative was just something a little bit special! I feel that this book will be a bit like Marmite, you will either love it or hate it, but me personally its was superb!
4 STARS FOR THE FAITHFUL COUPLE BY A.D.MILLER
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