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Lives of the Saints

Lemann, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 0394544455 / ISBN 13: 9780394544458
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Black cloth spine with yellow paper-covered boards, 144 pp. Very Good+ in like Dust Jacket. Author's 1st Book. Signed by the author with gift inscription "I hope this might interest you, about New Orleans. From an admirer, Nancy Lemann.". Bookseller Inventory # 002046

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Title: Lives of the Saints

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Louise Brown, a drifting woman of indeterminate age, is devoted to New Orleans' granduer and gentility, especially as embodied in old Mr. Collier, his subject-to-drink older son, and his subject-to-falls younger son

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"Claude Collier made the world seem kind", says Louise Brown, beginning a tale of Violent Love, Breakdowns, Moods, and Felonious Drunkenness that floats from one lush, green, sweltering New Orleans evening to another. Returning hone after four years of college in New England ("Among the Yankees I have known", she says, "I only met one who had the grace to apologize to me about the War"), Louise bemusedly finds herself reimmersed in New Orleans society's "wastrel-youth contingent". At the center of this gin-fueled hurricane is Claude, rumpled, accident prone, supremely sweet - and desperate. For Claude, Louise is his steadying focus; for Louise, Claude is the only man who can break her heart "into a million pieces on the floor".

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