Dolce Agonia: A Novel

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Steerforth Press, 2001 - Fiction - 228 pages
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In this compelling novel from the award-winning author of The Mark of the Angel, twelve people gather for a Thanksgiving dinner that tums into an evening of revelations, an exploration of mortality, and a celebration of life.

A group of friends and lovers gather together on a snowy evening in a small New England college town. But this will be no ordinary dinner party. For the host, Sean Farrell, has learned that he is dying of lung cancer. This night could be his grand finale. As food and drink flow, secrets are exposed, tragedies bared, and truths uncovered. Yet there is wit and laughter and hope, too, in this deftly written tale from a writer whose prose is as vivid as her insight into the human condition is wise.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The third from Calgary-born, now Paris-based Huston (Slow Emergencies, 2001, etc.) concerns an alcoholic, neurotic, dying, famous Irish poet who invites a circle of friends from the New England ... Read full review


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The third of Huston's nine novels to be published in the United States (after The Mark of an Angel and Slow Emergencies), this work undoubtedly has an omniscient narrator-God Himself delivers the ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

A native of Calgary and of New Hampshire, Nancy Huston now lives in Paris; she writes in both French and English. The author of nine novels and numerous works of nonfiction, she has won the Prix Goncourt des Lyceen, the Prix du Livre-Inter, the Prix Elle, and the Governor General's Award for Fiction in French.

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