All His Sons by Frederic Raphael
A Novella and Nine Stories

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Casting a satirical eye on the business of movie-making, this collection's title novella follows two very different brothers, each working in opposite ends of the film industry, who uncover shocking family secrets after their father mysteriously dies. A French film producer attempts to humiliate an American director in “Who Whom?” while “The Siren’s Song” tells the tale of a Greek sailor’s rise and fall—which turn out to be one and the same. In “God and Mammon,” a hot young novelist whose work is revered for its honesty and vulgarity writes a dishonest screenplay of his novel.

About Frederic Raphael

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Frederic Raphael is the author of more than twenty novels, f?ive volumes of short stories, biographies of Byron and W. Somerset Maugham, and five volumes of his personal notebooks and journals. He is also the translator of, among other works, Petronius's Satyrica and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement.
Published January 1, 1999 by Orion. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Most will be lost on future readers and require more footnotes than Dante.” “Which did you like best?” “The last, ‘Son of Enoch,’ which told of a Somerset Maugham–like figure who wants to (not) write a career-capping phantom novel like Capote’s Answered Prayers.

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Author of 37 books, Frederic Raphael (A Double Life, etc.) returns with All His Sons, comprising a novella and nine stories, many originally written for BBC Radio.

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It is a story of lives intertwined by helixes of DNA: fathers and sons, brothers and fathers, grandfathers and fathers, sons and their sons.

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