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The New Confessions Summary
William Boyd (writer)

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John's mother dies during childbirth and he spends his entire life believing he is to blame, and that others blame him. John grows up with his father, Innes, who is a physician, and an older brother, Thompson. He is raised by a housekeeper, Oonagh. When John is a teenager his father sends him away to a boarding school in the hope that John will step up his academic efforts. By the time World War I breaks out, John has developed an infatuation for his widowed maternal aunt, Faye Hophouse. He runs away from school and goes to her home where he impetuously announces that he's joining the military. With no real option open to him, he does so. He eventually encounters a friend of the family, Donald, who takes John in to work on a project filming for documentaries about the war. John soon discovers a great desire...

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