A Month in the Country (1980)

J.L. Carr
NYRB Classics (2000)

Veteran of WWI spends the summer of 1920 refurbishing a church mural in a small English village and almost has sex with the minister's wife.  Summer is short.  Life is long.  Art is eternal.  In hindsight, some 70 years later, perhaps he should have had sex with the minister's wife.

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