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Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth

Label
Bitter greens : a novel
Title
Bitter greens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After Margherita's father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does"--Amazon.com
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Summary
Banished from the court of Versailles by Louis XIV and confined to a convent, French novelist Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force finds an ally in Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the story of Margherita, a girl sold to a famous Venetian courtesan for a handful of bitter greens. As the elderly nun spins her fantastical tale, Charlotte-Rose discovers that her fate is inextricably tied to Margherita's. Based on the life of the writer whose fable "Persinette" inspired the fairy tale now known as "Rapunzel," this enchanting debut novel blends the storytelling traditions of 17th-century France and Renaissance Italy. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10120434
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/533/9781250047533/image/lgcover.9781250047533.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Australia : Vintage, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
879983451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047533
Lccn
2014016483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879983451
Label
Bitter greens : a novel, Kate Forsyth
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/533/9781250047533/image/lgcover.9781250047533.jpg
Publication
Note
Originally published: Australia : Vintage, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
879983451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047533
Lccn
2014016483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879983451

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