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Ticknor & Fields, 1994 - Fiction - 346 pages
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In London, Claire's daughter Rachel is raped. Impregnated, she keeps her child. Claude, a New York art editor, arrives in London, where he meets Claire and Rachel. When Claire sees a reference to a mysterious Renaissance painting, she and Rachel travel to Italy and Russia--where Claude's destiny is forever linked to theirs. "The most hypnotic novelist of his generation".--Alfred Corn.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Issues of faith and will are at the center of this meditative tale set in London, New York, and Moscow—a striking work in the author's signature style. Tall, dark Claire is a lapsed Catholic and ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The prolific Plante (The Accident, LJ 3/15/ 91) offers a cerebral, geographically evocative tour through London, New York, Lucca, and Moscow, following the merging paths of two unhappy seekers. Art ... Read full review


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David Plante is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Francoeur trilogy--"The Family" (a finalist for the National Book Award), "The Woods," and "The Country"--and the nonfiction "Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three" and "American Ghosts," His work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and "The Paris Review," Plante teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York and London.

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