By (author) Rose Tremain
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Evangelista's Fan by Rose Tremain
Book DescriptionIn Rose Tremain's teasing and brilliant title story, EVANGELISTA'S FAN set in a disturbing dreamlike version of Regency London, a young italian clockmaker contrives a magical means, not only of repairing time, but also of unlocking the mechanism of sexual happiness. This collection demonstrates the enormous range of her talent and imagination. Here is history - Agincourt as seen by the herald who rides between the two camps - alongside such contemporary issues as mortgage debt and medical error. Here are stores set in Cornwall, Corsica, Nashville, Niagara and an unidentified city which conjures up any and every Western European capital. Here are the obstinate dreams of the old and the passionate struggles of the yound; here is heartbreak and humour; and here, above all, is love in its many and varied forms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749396985
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rose Tremain
Sacred Country, Paperback (June 2017)
At the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: she isn't Mary, she's a boy. So begins Mary's heroic struggle to change gender, while around her others also strive to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.
Gustav Sonata, Paperback (January 2017)
Gustav grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is strangely cold and indifferent to him. Gustav's life is a lonely one until he meets Anton.
American Lover, Paperback (October 2015)» View all books by Rose Tremain
Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat.
UK Kirkus Review » Refreshingly unpretentious short stories. Some have been published before, but the majority are new, and all are fine examples of Tremain's seemingly limitless imagination and mastery of numerous styles. Here we glimpse into the lives of a solitary, bitter spinster candle-maker in Corsica; an ambitious horologist, 'repairer of time' who is obsessed by what lies behind Evangelista's fan; the astounding awakening of a doctor from her temporary waking coma; and Agincourt as seen by the herald who rides to negotiate between the two camps. Sometimes magical, sometimes startlingly real, this is a powerful, diverse collection. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Rose Tremain
Anne Tyler is one of America's most acclaimed novelists, and in 1994 was nominated 'greatest living novelist writing in English' by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby. Her fiction includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Breathing Lessons and The Accidental Tourist, which was made into a major film. Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941, but has lived for many years with her family in Baltimore, where her novels are set.
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