By (author) Eva Figes
Nelly's Version by Eva Figes
Book DescriptionIn acclaimed author Eva Figes' inventive reshaping of the pop psychological thriller, her fifth novel opens as Nelly Dean, a middle-aged woman suffering from amnesia, checks into a small-town hotel with a suitcase full of cash and no idea where it - or she - came from. Distrustful of everyone from the waiter who serves her lunch to a store clerk who claims to know her from grade school, Nelly fears she is part of a conspiracy, although she is strangely indifferent to the clues that might explain her puzzling circumstances. Part dark comedy, part mystery novel, Nelly's Version offers an unsettling journey into the mind of a witty, intelligent woman stuck in a pastless present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781564783134
(203mm x 150mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eva Figes
Journey to Nowhere, Paperback (February 2009)
Eva Figes and her family fled the horror of Nazi Germany when Eva was only six, forced to leave behind them friends, relatives and their housemaid, Edith. Ten years later, Edith suddenly re-emerged in their lives. Having miraculously survived wartime Berlin, she had reluctantly emigrated to hostile, volatile Palestine.
Light, Paperback (April 2007)
Provides a portrait of a day in the life of an artist at work and at home. This novel features Monet, his wife, Alice, grieving for a lost daughter; a living daughter, Germaine, fretting that she will not be able to marry the young man she loves; their friend, and the abbe, eating and drinking with them.
Tales of Innocence and Experience, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Eva Figes
Explores the relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. This work shows how a young girl enables her grandmother to rediscover joy and innocence and come to terms with a past of Nazi persecution. It also explores the darker side of childhood.
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Author Biography - Eva Figes
Eva Figes was an English author. Figes wrote novels, literary criticism, studies of feminism, and vivid memoirs relating to her Berlin childhood and later experiences as a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany.
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