Obsessive love in the Jazz Age
Silver Wings of the Campanula
By Yuka Nakazato
Apparently this is the week for novels about obsessive love and survival past death. Which I guess is appropriate for the final week of the year.
Yuka Nakazato’s Silver Wings of the Campanula takes us to 1928 Oxford, where Andrew Borden is a diligent, if reclusive, student who plans make the best of the access to higher learning that a family fortune makes possible. In Paris, Andrew Borden is also a hopelessly addicted degenerate who, thanks to the same family fortune, is conducting an informal scientific experiment: will the ample supply of illegal drugs to be obtained in Paris kill him before syphilis does? Hmmm.