JONATHAN RABAN IS a British writer who now lives in Seattle, among the wharfs and waterways, hills and high-rise apartments in which this book is set. Best known as a travel writer, he has now produced his second novel (the first, Foreign Land, having appeared in 1985), and it is a remarkable work.
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