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- DescriptionO, The Oprah Magazine Title to Pick Up Now American Library Association Over the Rainbow List selection Welcome to Palmeri, the British enclave in rural Italy where Violet Paget, kwn to the world by her pen name and male persona, Vern Lee, held court. In imagining the real life of this brilliant, lesbian polymath kwn for her chilling supernatural stories, Melissa Pritchard creates a multilayered tale in which the dead writer inhabits the heart and mind of her lonely, modern-day biographer. Positing the art of biography as an act of resurrection and possession, this vel brings to life a vividly detailed, subtly erotic tale about secret loves and the fascinating artists and intellectualsOscar Wilde, John Singer Sargent, Henry James, Robert Browning, Bernard Berensonwho challenged and inspired each other during an age of repression. Melissa Pritchard is the author of eight books of fiction, including The Odditorium, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. Among other hors, her books have received the Flannery O'Conr, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards, and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors Choice selections.
- Author BiographyMelissa Pritchard is the author of eight books of fiction, including the novel Palmerino and the story collection The Odditorium, as well as the essay collection A Solemn Pleasure (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in 2015). Among other honors, her books have received the Flannery O Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors Choice selections. Pritchard has worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, India, and Ethiopia, and her nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Arrive, Chicago Tribune, and Wilson Quarterly. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Author(s)Melissa Pritchard
- PublisherBellevue Literary Press
- Date of Publication30/01/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBellevue Literary Press
- Weight227 g
- Width137 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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