Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Book - 2009
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A haunting, dazzling novel of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal?and, of course, fine wine Late one summer evening,Wilberforce?young, rich, work-obsessed, and self-contained?makes an unexpected detour on the way home from work and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life.
His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the home of Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant.
Wine and hospitality flow freely in Francis Black’s cellar, andWilberforce finds himself drawn into a life he never could have imagined. Infatuated by his newfound taste for fine wines, his new friends, and the woman whom he will eventually marry, he believes he has finally found happiness.
ButWilberforce will learn that the cellar holds some unpalatable secrets and that passion comes at a price. Chronicling the vintage years ofWilberforce’s life, Bordeaux is a haunting story of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal.


Baker & Taylor
Taking an unexpected detour on the way home from work, Wilberforce, a wealthy, self-contained young man, is drawn into an unexpected new world thanks to an encounter with Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant, who introduces Wilberforce to fine wines, new friends, and his new wife, but he soon discovers that his new life comes at a price.

Blackwell North Amer
Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - young, rich, work-obsessed, and unknowingly lonely - makes an unexpected detour that leads him to the home of Francis Black, an eccentric and enigmatic wine merchant.
Wine and hospitality flow freely in Black's cellar, and Wilberforce finds himself drawn into a life he never could have imagined. Infatuated by his newfound taste for fine wines, his charming new friends, and the woman whom he will eventually marry, he believes he has finally found happiness. But Wilberforce will soon learn that the cellar holds some unpalatable secrets and that passion comes at a price.
In a beautiful, backward tour through the vintage years in one man's life, we meet Wilberforce at the end of his descent and travel with him to the beginning - where he discovered wine, life, and the possibility of connection. Bordeaux is a haunting story of obsession and addiction, loyalty and betrayal - and a rare and poignant look at the making and unmaking of a character.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151013548
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Torday, Paul 1946-

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Aug 22, 2011

This is among my all-time favourite books. I thought it brilliant

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