Alys, Always : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Lane, Harriet

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781451673173
SKU 238757345
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1451673175
Release Date 1/8/2013
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Praise
"Controlled and precise, Lane's writing bewitches with its undertones of implied meanings and carefully hidden secrets. This is a gem." (starred review)
"[A] taut debut novel."
"Lane's breezy, lacerating first novel is less a cynical exercise than a deeply nostalgic one, a kind of blowing on the ember of the days when authors mattered enough to the culture to be valued as superficially as movie stars."
"One thing is certain: Alys, Always is an enemy of productivity. I gobbled it up in one furtive sitting. It's crafted with the merciless but accurate observations and . . . lean elegance."
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Editors Note On a bitter winter?s night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world entirely foreign to her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly forging a friendship with Alys?s carelessly charismatic daughter, Frances finds her own life takes a dramatic turn, propelling her from an anonymous existence as an assistant editor for the books section of a newspaper to the dizzying heights of literary society. Transfixing, insightful, and unsettling, Alys, Always drops us into the mind of an enigmatic young woman whose perspective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on the outside who would risk all to become part of it.
Editors Note 1 Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited into the woman's privileged family's home, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society. A first novel.
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Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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