by Tim Parks
Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide.
But why on receiving this terrible news, does Burton immediately decide that he must leave his Italian wife of thirty years standing?
Why does he find it so difficult to focus on his grief for his son? Intensely dramatic, dark and, against all odds, hilariously funny, Destiny is a satisfying story and a profound meditation on marriage and identity.
Parks gives us a frightening experience of what it means to tread the narrow line between sanity and psychosis.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/07/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099284949
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Review by edwinbcn
Following the suicide of his son, a man is plunged into a depression, self-doubt and the conviction that he should divorce. A chaotic, disturbed novel. I could not make much of it, and lost interest after about 80 pages.