The White Cliff

The White Cliff

by Edward Schwartz


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With power and emotion, Edward Schwartz gives the readers in The White Cliff the impassioned story of a broken friendship of two men--a writer, Martin Bell, and a scientist, Harold Flint.

They are both trapped by their own contradictions: ambition and fear, desire and obligation, self-confirmation and responsibility.

Woven in a tapestry of inner voices of his heroes, Schwartz takes us from a movie-studio to a scientific laboratory; from a hospital's OR to the International symposium; from the church to the KGB office in Russia.

Among personages, whose lives are being entwined into fates of two main protagonists, there are the following:

  • Dr. Ann Bell, Martin's wife, who tries to reshape her life beyond the family triangular;
  • Bill Acheson, Martin's friend and a movie director, who tries to perforate Martin's screenplay-confession into a piece of art;
  • Margaret Dixon, Ann's sister and a talented journalist who begins to realize that articles of faith that have shaped her life, are far too simple;
  • Dr. Joe Smith, a gifted scientist who has given up the battle with morality, and does not stop even in treason to satisfy his desires.
  • All these personages, and many others, create a colorful pattern in the kaleidoscope of human life, where and the world of science, and the world of literature are only two colorful stones among myriads others.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780595317547
    Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
    Publication date: 07/30/2004
    Pages: 236
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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