Gus In Bronze

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At the center of this "straight-to-the-gut" (Publishers Weekly) novel is strong, lovely Augusta—Gus—wife and mother of three children, who is dying of cancer. In her last weeks she sits for a sculptor capturing her spirit in bronze—a brave final gesture for her young family. "Above all, this poetic story is about the small, strange, and important ways people have of expressing love" (Christian Science Monitor).

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Overview

At the center of this "straight-to-the-gut" (Publishers Weekly) novel is strong, lovely Augusta—Gus—wife and mother of three children, who is dying of cancer. In her last weeks she sits for a sculptor capturing her spirit in bronze—a brave final gesture for her young family. "Above all, this poetic story is about the small, strange, and important ways people have of expressing love" (Christian Science Monitor).

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"Marshall has the essential novelist's gift, the creation of vivid characters." The New York Times
Library Journal
LJ's reviewer found Marshall an "excellent stylist" but was nonetheless underwhelmed by this story of title character "Gus" Kaligas, who after living the almost perfect life with a loving family and a fulfilling career becomes terminally ill with cancer at age 39. (LJ 12/15/77) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395924907
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/21/1999
  • Edition description: 1st Mariner Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Marshall is the author of Tender Offer, The Brass Bed, and Still Waters. She lives in Boston with her husband, the writer James Carroll, and their two children.

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