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An Unexpected Guest

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apos;A beautifully written novel about living with our many selves.' - Nicola Keegan, author of SwimmingWhile planning a dinn... Lire la suite
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apos;A beautifully written novel about living with our many selves.' - Nicola Keegan, author of Swimming

While planning a dinner party in Paris, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat becomes unnerved by the unexpected arrival of her son, a random encounter with a Turkish terrorist, and the recurring appearance of someone dead for twenty years.

Korkeakivi fluidly fuses the past and present, building a solid character in Clare and powerfully exploring whether redemption from past regrets is possible and the lengths one must go to attain it.

Préface

'A beautifully written novel about living with our many selves.'
- Nicola Keegan, author of Swimming



Auteur
Anne Korkeakivi was born and raised in New York City but currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband, who works at the United Nations, and two daughters. She has also lived in France, Finland, and a number of states in the Union, accumulating a B.A. in Classics and an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature. Her short stories have run in The Yale Review, The Atlantic, The Bellevue Literary Review, and other magazines.

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'A beautifully written novel about living with our many selves.' - Nicola Keegan, author of Swimming



Résumé

Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. But even more unnerving is the terrible secret she conceals, brought to life by a recurring face in the crowd, one that belonged to another, darker era of her life. One she never expected to see again.


Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: An Unexpected Guest
Sous-titre: A Novel
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780316196734
ISBN: 978-0-316-19673-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 278g
Taille: H21mm x B209mm x T139mm
Année: 2013