A young man is killed in a traffic accident at a busy intersection of a Welsh seaside resort. Through shifting time sequences and multiple points of view, this detailed novel follows a small group of onlookers whose perceptions, thoughts, and memories--both pertinent and unconnected--are triggered by the tragic scene. The witnessed trauma prompts a deep reflection on the nature of power--the third temptation of Christ. Utilizing the gaudy vulgarity of the resort at the height of the season as a backdrop, this story ...

The Third Temptation 2010, Peepal Tree Press

ISBN-13: 9781845231163

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Third Temptation 1968, Calder Publications Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780714505541