Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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.