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Su una piccola isola sperduta al largo del Maine, c'è una splendida dimora ottocentesca trasformata in residenza per artisti dall'ultimo discendente della famiglia Treekape, Dick. È qui che, dopo una lunga e ansiosa attesa da parte del padrone di casa e dei suoi sette ospiti, il potentissimo, odiosissimo, temutissimo critico letterario e conduttore televisivo Gene Gill, detto G.G., fa finalmente la sua comparsa in una nebbiosa alba di settembre. Ma non come tutti si aspettano, bensì cadavere, avvolto dalle alghe ...
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Miss S.

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Overview

Su una piccola isola sperduta al largo del Maine, c'è una splendida dimora ottocentesca trasformata in residenza per artisti dall'ultimo discendente della famiglia Treekape, Dick. È qui che, dopo una lunga e ansiosa attesa da parte del padrone di casa e dei suoi sette ospiti, il potentissimo, odiosissimo, temutissimo critico letterario e conduttore televisivo Gene Gill, detto G.G., fa finalmente la sua comparsa in una nebbiosa alba di settembre. Ma non come tutti si aspettano, bensì cadavere, avvolto dalle alghe e lambito dalle onde dell'oceano. E non si tratta di una morte accidentale: G.G. è stato assassinato. Ma da chi? E perché? Certo, l'uomo non godeva di grande simpatia da parte dei presenti, ma da lì a ucciderlo... Subito il giovane detective Oakwood giunge sul posto, e aiutato in modo decisamente singolare dall'ospite più eccentrica e anziana del gruppo, la famosa scrittrice di gialli Violet Shawn Dunston, all'anagrafe Miss Skattergoods, cerca di risolvere il mistero. Originariamente pubblicato a puntate sul "New York Times", Miss S. è un piccolo romanzo pieno di humour in cui per la prima volta Cathleen Schine si cimenta nel giallo classico con il suo tocco personale e inconfondibile, acuto e sofisticato al tempo stesso, giocando con vizi, vezzi e rivalità del mondo dell'arte. In questo divertissement alla Agatha Christie l'autrice tratteggia brillantemente una variegata galleria di personaggi - l'attempato mecenate dal passato misterioso, la pittrice maliarda, il compositore in crisi creativa, il goffo studioso, l'ombrosa scrittrice, la florida ceramista, l'ingenua fotografa - in cui trionfa l'irriverente e irresistibile figura di Miss Skattergoods, ben nota ai lettori de La lettera d'amore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788852019289
  • Publisher: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: ARNOLDO MONDADORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 965 KB

Meet the Author

Cathleen Schine
Cathleen Schine
With her modern-day comedies of manners that garner comparisons to Jane Austen and George Eliot, critically acclaimed writer Cathleen Schine turns out social satires with heart. With their literary allusions and insider's quips, Schine's novels never underestimate her readers' love of great literature.

Biography

Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling novels The Love Letter (1995), which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau's Niece (1993), which was also made into a movie (The Misadventures of Margaret), starring Parker Posey. Schine's other novels are Alice in Bed (1983), To the Bird House (1990), The Evolution of Jane (1999), She Is Me (2003), The New Yorkers (2006), and The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2010). In addition to novels she has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She grew up in Westport, Ct.

Author biography courtesy of author's website.

Good To Know

In our interview, Schine revealed some fascinating facts about herself:

"I tried to be a medieval historian, but I have no memory for facts, dates, or abstract ideas, so that was a bust. When I came back to New York, I tried to be a buyer at Bloomingdale's because I loved shopping. I had an interview, but they never called me back. I really had no choice. I had to be a writer. I could not get a job. After doing some bits of freelance journalism at The Village Voice, I did finally get a job as a copy editor at Newsweek. My grammar was good, but I can't spell, so it was a challenge. My boss was very nice and indulgent, though, and I wrote Alice in Bed on scraps of paper during slow hours. I didn't have a regular job again until I wrote The Love Letter."

"The Love Letter was about a bookseller, so I worked in a bookstore in an attempt to understand the art of bookselling. I discovered that selling books is an interdisciplinary activity, the disciplines being: literary critic, psychologist, and stevedore. I was fired immediately for total incompetence and chaos and told to sit in the back and observe, no talking, no touching."

"I dislike humidity and vomit, I guess. My interests and hobbies are too expensive or too physically taxing to actually pursue. I like to take naps. I go shopping to unwind. I love to shop. Even if it's for Q-Tips or Post-Its."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York, and Venice, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1. Education:
      B.A., Barnard College, 1976
    2. Website:

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