The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes

The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes

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by Tess Uriza Holthe
     
 

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San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007
ALA Notable Book of 2007

The 5:45 train to Cannes . . .

It links northern Italy with the French Riviera while running like a thread through lives that touch one another in unexpected and often secret ways: Chazz, the heir to a great fortune; GianCarlo, a kindhearted young Italian thief; Anais, who feels the

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San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007
ALA Notable Book of 2007

The 5:45 train to Cannes . . .

It links northern Italy with the French Riviera while running like a thread through lives that touch one another in unexpected and often secret ways: Chazz, the heir to a great fortune; GianCarlo, a kindhearted young Italian thief; Anais, who feels the insults of age; and Sophie, a talented young photographer. At the center we find beautiful, bereaved Claudette, wife of the doomed Chazz, making the journey to Cannes, where she, like all the others, remembers her past and draws from it irresolvable feelings of strength and fragility, meaning and emptiness, permanence and loss.

In these linked stories, Tess Uriza Holthe peers deeply into the inner lives of these women and men. Sad and lovely, often at the same time, The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes takes us to places where we are happy to linger, in the world and in the human heart.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Vivid, intense stories that overlap each other in both profound and tangential ways.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Absorbing and graceful, often surprising and sometimes tragic, Uriza Holthe’s brilliant collection of stories takes readers on a speeding train ride through the fascinating lives of her nuanced characters.”
Booklist (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307351869
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,065,834
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

TESS URIZA HOLTHE is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling When the Elephants Dance.

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