A Meeting by the River

A Novel

Christopher Isherwood

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Isherwood’s final work of fiction—an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism

After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother’s convictions while privately criticizing his choices.
     First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships—the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect. Ultimately, the brothers’ exposure to each other’s differences deepens their awareness of themselves. In A Meeting by the River, Christopher Isherwood dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality that inspired his late writings.

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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) was born outside Manchester, England. He lived in

Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books, including A Single Man and Goodbye to Berlin.

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A Meeting by the River
A Novel
Christopher Isherwood

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 2013
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ISBN: 9780374533793
ISBN10: 0374533792
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
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November 2013
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