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Joe Rose and his longtime girlfriend Clarissa are embarking on a romantic reunion picnic when they witness/participate in a disaster. A hot-air balloon is out of control, the lives of an old man and young boy in it are in danger. Joe and several other strangers run to assist, but their efforts result in tragedy--one of the men who runs to help out falls and is killed. While assisting, Joe comes into contact with Jed Parry, a young man who is a religious fanatic. What follows is either a story of Parry becoming obsessed with Joe, convinced they are in love with each other--or a story in which Joe is obsessed with the idea that Parry is obsessed with him. Whichever way the obsession runs, it puts a strain on Joe's relationship with Clarissa and puts his life in danger.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   two guys doing it Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   chased obsessively but totally uninterested

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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