The Looking Glass

A Novel
Product Number: EB00095269
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466854963
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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A lushly imagined, sensual novel about memory, desire, and the power of storytelling, from a Booker Prize nominee. GeneviEve is an outsider, raised in an orphanage, now living an isolated existence as a maid to the widowed Madame Patin in a small French village. A teller and collector of stories, she is entranced by Madame Patin's oft-told folktales, which mask cunning and doom beneath beauty. As GeneviEve grows into a woman, her life becomes both more sensual and more dangerous. She flees her village home, escaping to another word-spinner, a poet who captivates women-his mother, his mistress, his niece's governess, and, soon, GeneviEve. The poet is kind, but he too is a collector of stories-and sometimes of secrets beyond words. An exquisite, knowing, and irresistible novel, The Looking Glass introduces to an American audience "one of Britian's best novelists" (The Independent on Sunday).

Author(s): Michele Roberts
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2013

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