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Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather

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Set in Rhode Island, Winner of the National Book Award tells the story of twins who could not be more different. Abigail Mather is a woman of passionate sensual and sexual appetites, while her sister, the book loving local librarian Dorcas, lives a quiet life of the mind. But when the sisters are sought out by the predatory and famous poet, Guy DeVilbiss, who introduces them to Hollywood hack writer and possible psychopath Conrad Lowe, they rapidly become pawns in a game that leads to betrayal, shame and ultimately, murder.

Darkly comic and satirical, Jincy Willett's Winner of the National Book Award is unnervingly funny and disarmingly tender whether she is writing about sex, literary delusion or Yankee pretension.

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Darkly comic and satirical, this is the story of two twins who could not be more different, who rapidly become pawns in a game that leads to betrayal, shame and ultimately, murder.

About the Author

Jincy Willett is a Rhode Island writer living in San Diego, California, and the author of the collection Jenny and the Jaws of Life, a St. Martin's Griffin paperback.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312424237
Author:
Willett, Jincy
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.28 x 6.44 x 0.955 in

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