By J. L. Carr
In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the nice battle and a damaged marriage, arrives within the distant Yorkshire village of Oxgodby the place he's to revive a lately chanced on medieval mural within the neighborhood church. residing within the bell tower, surrounded by way of the resplendent geographical region of excessive summer season, and laboring every day to discover an nameless painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin unearths that he himself has been restored to a brand new, and hopeful, attachment to existence. yet summer season ends, and with the paintings performed, Birkin needs to depart. Now, lengthy after, as he displays at the passage of time and the ability of paintings, he unearths in his stories a few comfort for all that has been misplaced.
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