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The Heat of the Day

 
 
 
 
The Heat of the Day
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
ISBN 13: 9780385721288
ISBN 10: 385721285
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2002-07-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
List Price: $16.00
 
 

In The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen brilliantly recreates the tense and dangerous atmosphere of London during the bombing raids of World War II.

Many people have fled the city, and those who stayed behind find themselves thrown together in an odd intimacy born of crisis. Stella Rodney is one of those who chose to stay. But for her, the sense of impending catastrophe becomes acutely personal when she discovers that her lover, Robert, is suspected of selling secrets to the enemy, and that the man who is following him wants Stella herself as the price of his silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how little we can truly know of those around us.