A young man goes up to Edinburgh University. Lonely, he writes letters to his mother and to his best friend Paul. He tells them about the city, about the people he has met, the books he has read. Then one day he meets a girl, Kate. Almost from that moment he is lost. Intoxicated, agonized, his love for Kate becomes all consuming, obsessive.

The Cloud of Dust 2001, Random House UK, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780224061087


The Cloud of Dust 2001, Vintage Books USA, London

ISBN-13: 9780099285649

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