Notorious

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House of Anansi, 2011 - Fiction - 496 pages
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She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet Rimbaud had centuries before. Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an asylum deep in the North African desert. An Australian official, a man code-named John Devlin, has come to question her. It is clear that the woman and Devlin share some kind of past — and all kinds of secrets. As a deadly sandstorm erupts, we discover they are linked by a diary written by Rimbaud. Everyone who sees the diary wants it. Most will do anything to possess it. Only the nameless woman, whose dark past is entwined with those who would possess Rimbaud’s diary at any cost, knows the true worth of the book . . .
  

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An intriguing tale involving members of families from Poland, Sicily and Australia who are, willingly or not, sponsored by the proceeds of crime. The story jumps across generations weaving mysterious ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
73
Section 3
175
Section 4
188
Section 5
190
Section 6
205
Section 7
207
Section 8
212
Section 10
240
Section 11
250
Section 12
302
Section 13
341
Section 14
346
Section 15
350
Section 16
363
Section 17
461

Section 9
230

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About the author (2011)

Roberta Lowing is a poet, author, and film critic. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Meanjin, Blue Dog, and Overland, and her first collection, Ruin, was published in 2010. She was a film and video critic for twenty-three years and covered the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals for ten years, interviewing directors and actors and writing travel stories. She recently completed her Master of Letters at the University of Sydney. Notorious is her first novel. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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