Nelly's Version

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2002 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Nelly's Version could be described as Eva Figes' inventive reshaping of the pop psychological thriller. The story 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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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

This novel opens as a woman is checking into a country inn. She suddenly finds herself unable to remember anything, including her name. She randomly chooses a name, Nelly Dean. When she gets to her ... Read full review

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User Review  - coolmama - LibraryThing

The subject heading for this book said it was about Wuthering Heights. Hence, I was incredibly confused, as this book has NOTHING to do with this subject. That said, it was a really interesting and ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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