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After the Fireworks
After the Fireworks

After the Fireworks

By Aldous Huxley, Foreword by Fay Weldon

Hesperus Modern Voices


150 Pages, 5 x 7 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: October 2009

ISBN 9781843914051

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Hesperus Press (Oct 2009)

Price: $16.95


Told with all the humor and keen observation of Huxley’s literary craft, this satirical novella by the author of Brave New World explores the dual notions of obsession and control.

As an acclaimed novelist, Miles Fanning is well used to the unwanted attentions of his fans as he goes about his daily business. Yet little prepares him for the determination of the gauche Pamela Tarn who resolves to enter not only his world, but also his bed. Initially repelled by the enormity of the age gap between them, Fanning vows never to acquiesce, and resorts to his most boorish behavior in an attempt to break the hold he unwittingly has over her. Yet as they are inexorably drawn together, they embark upon a tempestuous—and ultimately destructive—affair.

Author Biography

Novelist Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is best known for the classic work Brave New World. Fay Weldon's novels include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, She May Not Leave, and The Spa.