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The Annunciation: Ellen Gilchrist

The Annunciation

Ellen Gilchrist

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ISBN 10: 0316313025 / ISBN 13: 9780316313025
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston and New York, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Authors first novel, following highly praised short stories, ( she won the National Book Award in later years for her short stories) is about fourteen year old Amanda who had her illegitimate child taken from her, is now a rich bored, middle-aged would-be writer who has left her husband and decadent life in New Orleans for the hill country of Arkansas. Book and priced ($14.95) jacket are in very fine + condition and is signed by the author on the title page. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000652

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Title: The Annunciation

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston and New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Amanda is rich, bored and middle-aged, a would-be-writer who has left her husband and traded New Orleans for the hill country of Arkansas. There she is happily translating an obscure 18th-century French poetess whose illicit affair led to imprisonment and suicide.Amanda finds herself infatuated with a student. What starts as a fling becomes a grand and impossible passion. Then she discovers she is pregnant, as was the woman whose poems she re-creates, and we watch as the parallel stories of these two women unfold, each ending tragically."Gilchrist's manner is both stylish and idiomatic--a rare and potent combination." (Times Literary Supplement)

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