By James Salter
An remarkable literary occasion, a tremendous new novel through the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed grasp: a sweeping, seductive, deeply relocating tale set within the years after global warfare II.
From his stories as a tender naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to the USA and unearths a place as a e-book editor. it's a time while publishing continues to be mostly a personal affair—a scattered kin of small homes the following and in Europe—a time of gatherings in fabled flats and conversations that proceed lengthy into the evening. during this international of dinners, bargains, and literary careers, Bowman unearths that he suits in completely. yet regardless of his good fortune, what eludes him is love. His first marriage is going undesirable, one other fails to occur, and at last he meets a girl who enthralls him—before environment him on a direction he may perhaps by no means have imagined for himself.
Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a existence unfolding in a global near to switch. it's a excellent, occasionally devastating labyrinth of affection and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the nice shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.