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The Mistress of Nothing: A Novel

Pullinger, Kate

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ISBN 10: 143919386X / ISBN 13: 9781439193860
Published by Touchstone, U.S.A., 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated "First Touchstone hardcover edition". Full number line. Not price-clipped, remaindered or library withdrawn. Mylar-protected dust jacket. Clean, tight & bright. Shipped padded in a box. Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. Bookseller Inventory # 001013

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Title: The Mistress of Nothing: A Novel

Publisher: Touchstone, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The American debut of an award-winning novel about a lady’s maid’s awakening as she journeys from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted far reaches of Egypt’s Nile Valley

When Lady Duff Gordon, paragon of London society, departs for the hot, dry climate of Egypt to seek relief from her debilitating tuberculosis, her lady’s maid, Sally, doesn’t hesitate to leave the only world she has known in order to remain at her mistress’s side. As Sally gets farther and farther from home, she experiences freedoms she has never known—forgoing corsets and wearing native dress, learning Arabic, and having her first taste of romance.

But freedom is a luxury that a lady’s maid can ill afford, and when Sally’s newfound passion for life causes her to forget what she is entitled to, she is brutally reminded she is mistress of nothing. Ultimately she must choose her master and a way back home—or a way to an unknown future.

Based on the real lives of Lady Duff Gordon and her maid, The Mistress of Nothing is a lush, erotic, and compelling story about the power of race, class, and love

About the Author:

Kate Pullinger is the author of several novels and collections of short stories and has collaborated with Jane Campion on the novelization of the film The Piano. The Mistress of Nothing, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, is her American debut. She lives in London.  Visit her website at www.katepullinger.com.

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