Stock Image
Defiance: A Novel: Maso, Carole Defiance: A Novel: Maso, Carole Defiance: A Novel: Maso, Carole Defiance: A Novel: Maso, Carole

Defiance: A Novel

Maso, Carole

212 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0452278295 / ISBN 13: 9780452278295
Published by Plume, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine- Soft cover
From Sylvia's Books (Athen, GA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 21, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Beautiful FIRST THUS copy of the acclaimed novel by Carole Maso entitled Defiance. This copy is rated FINE- with only a remainder mark to bottom closed pages to mar its beauty. Nice, tight, bright, clean and unread, this is a highly collectible copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001873

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Defiance: A Novel

Publisher: Plume, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: First Thus

Book Type: Remainder

About this title

Synopsis:

A Harvard professor sentenced to die for the murder of two students, Bernadette O'Brien looks back on her life as a lonely, erotically charged genius who left her working class, Irish hometown in Massachusetts for the halls of academia. Reprint.

Review:

Harvard physics professor Bernadette O'Brien lies in a Georgia prison cell, awaiting execution for the murder of two students, killings that were performed as the culmination of intricate sexual ensnarements. As she prepares to die, Bernadette writes her life story in a notebook. That is the plot of Defiance... but this is not a novel that can be reduced to its plot; Carole Maso, in fact, repeatedly undermines efforts to glide through a straightforward narrative, plunging readers into the mind of her narrator. The novel's power comes not from its events, although those are certainly jarring enough, but from the ways in which those events are filtered through Bernadette's perspective--the juxtapositions of childhood traumas, mathematical puzzles, and cynical death row reflections (more than a few of which are inspired by the well-meaning social worker assigned to her case: "Not another stereotype at this late date. Please no."). Playing with various forms--symbolic logic, self-help literature, and sexual fantasy, among others--Maso takes a lurid tale and transforms it into a stunning glimpse into the mind of a woman who became a killer without, for all her sarcastic and unrepentant bravado, ever quite ceasing to be a victim. --Ron Hogan

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed
your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact
us and we'll respond within 2 business days. Sylvia's Books, Sylvia Weller, 135 Mansfield Ct.,
Athens, ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal