Annunciation: A Novel

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Ellen Gilchrist's debut novel expands the thematic and visual landscapes the author made indelibly hers in radiantly spun stories. The Annunciation follows the desires of Amanda McCamey: an unwed mother on a Mississippi Delta plantation at age fourteen, a wealthy New Orleans matron until her early forties, and now a divorced poetry student living in a university community in the Ozarks. When Amanda finds herself infatuated with an intense young musician, what at first appears to be a sexual intrigue becomes a ...
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1994 Trade paperback 14th printing New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER PRINTING, fresh, NEW AS SHOWN THIS COVER Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 353 p. Audience: ... General/trade. 9914 9914--Amanda is rich, bored and middle-aged, a would-be-writer who has left her husband and traded New Orleans for the hill country of Arkansas. There she is happily translating an obscure 18th-century French poetess whose illicit affair led to imprisonment and suicide. Amanda finds herself infatuated with a student. What starts as a fling becomes a grand and impossible passion. Then she discovers she is pregnant, as was the woman whose poems she re-creates, and we watch as the parallel stories of these two women unfold, each ending tragically."Gilchrist's manner is both stylish and idiomatic--a rare and potent combination." (Times Literary Supplement) Read more Show Less

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Ellen Gilchrist's debut novel expands the thematic and visual landscapes the author made indelibly hers in radiantly spun stories. The Annunciation follows the desires of Amanda McCamey: an unwed mother on a Mississippi Delta plantation at age fourteen, a wealthy New Orleans matron until her early forties, and now a divorced poetry student living in a university community in the Ozarks. When Amanda finds herself infatuated with an intense young musician, what at first appears to be a sexual intrigue becomes a grand and impossible passion that unfolds with striking parallels to the life of the eighteenth-century French poetess whose work she is translating.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316313087
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 9/30/1985
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Incorrect titlle

    This title does not downlosd correctly. A Google book with different title downloaded instead of the Gilchrist book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    Discover yourself through Gilchrist's novel

    Being the kind of person that is interested in linguistics, this book hit close to home for me since the main character is a translator. The story is about Amanda who deals with emotional insecurity during her childhood and, as a result, has a hard time getting her life back on track. The novel is quite romantic in that she follows her dream as a translator, and defies all boundaries she has created for herself as a young woman. Towards the end of the novel, she is liberated and therefore inspiring to readers of all ages, reinforcing that it is never to late to be who you want to be. I am not a frequent reader but am now hooked to Gilchrist's sometimes frank yet consistently beautiful writing with characters to which a gamut of personalities can relate.

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