On an ordinary day at a girl's school, two students are reported missing. The subsequent search involves the neighboring widower Old Mr. Rock and his granddaughter and her fiance, and uncovers the hidden lusts, ambitions, suspicions and jealousies that lie beneath the school's placid surface.
Admired in his lifetime by W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Eudora Welty, Anthony Burgess, and Rebecca West, among others, Henry Green wrote nine novels, including Loving, Caught, and Blindness. He is also the author of a memoir, Pack My Bags, and Surviving, a book of uncollected writings.
Green considered Concluding to be his finest work.
First published in the U.S. by Viking (1948), most recent paperback by University of Chicago (1985).