Burning Marguerite

Product Number: EB00170086
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307425119
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo-the woman he has always known as "Tante"-lying dead in the woods outside his cabin, clad only in a flowered nightgown. With this arresting scene, Elizabeth Inness-Brown ushers readers into her mysterious and lyrical narrative, the story of two closely braided lives that forces a reconsideration of our notions of maternity, loyalty, love, and perhaps death itself. As James Jack sets out to fulfill Marguerite's unusual last wishes, the narrative unveils the secrets of their pasts. It arcs from Depression-era New Orleans to a barren New England island at the turn of the century, from an illicit passion and an unforgivable crime to the relationship between a small boy and a tough, reclusive woman who turns out to possess an unsuspected capacity for love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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