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若是梅西那天沒有選錯對象失去處子之身, 
如果不是亞瑟‧柯里夫頓那天晚上沒回家的話, 
就不會有這個故事了。 
而他們哪個人才是有罪的人,老傑克心裡清楚得很…… 
據說,哈利的父親亞瑟是在戰場上陣亡的。 

每回哈利問起父親的死亡,母親梅西頂多說他隸屬步兵團,在停戰協定簽署前戰死沙場。外婆則拿勳章給哈利看。舅舅史丹則說溜嘴:「要是當初聽我的,你爸到今天還活著。」可是一九二○年才出生的哈利,很清楚這一切都是謊言。 

愛逃學的哈利在碼頭的每天都是一場探險,直到哈利認識了住在火車廂的神祕老人傑克。他淵博有趣的知識讓哈利燃起了求知欲望,而美妙如天籟的歌聲則讓哈利能夠以合唱獎學金入讀名校,並認識了兩位好友吉爾斯和狄金斯。 

但是哈利的求學之路,卻遭遇重重莫名阻礙。碼頭工人之子的身分讓他飽受霸凌﹔而母親的茶館付之一炬,更讓他學費無著。還有一個跛腳男人總在暗處窺伺,不惜所有想阻止哈利去挖掘已經焊封的秘密。而這一切似乎都和那個必須壓低聲音、只容交頭接耳的禁忌話題,他父親亞瑟的死亡有關聯…… 

錯綜複雜的人心,在說故事大師傑佛瑞‧亞契的筆下,猶如掛滿水滴反射如珍珠的蛛網般,顯現閃亮卻又不可思議的背襯陰暗。作者書寫了守護稚子的慈愛、自私無情的罪惡、美好希望的微光,交織出迥異的人生面貌。在在豐富故事又衝擊讀者心靈,留下了牽動心魂的深深悸動。然後讓人不禁思索:如果注定要面對悲劇人生,我們又該何去何從?


Only Time Will Tell

Jeffrey Archer

The first novel in the Clifton Chronicles, an ambitious new series that tells the story of a family across generations and oceans, from heartbreak to triumph, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father and expects to continue on at the shipyard, until a remarkable gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again...

As Harry enters into adulthood, he finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question: Was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? From the ravages of the Great War and the docks of working-class England to the streets of 1940 New York City and the outbreak of the Second World War, this is a powerful journey that will bring to life one hundred years of history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.







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誠品26碼 /2681489036001
ISBN 13 /9780312539566
ISBN 10 /0312539568
EAN /9780312539566

頁數464
尺寸19.4X10.4CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文




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