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The Will of Venus
     

The Will of Venus

by Cynthia Robinson
 
Livia has overcome the ghosts of her Southern childhood by driving herself to become a successful Manhattan chef. Her sister Danae has selected a different path, building her world on the foundation of her striking beauty.

But Danae's perfect life is crumbling: her ambitions for a career in theater or movies have long been abandoned, her husband is straying

Overview

Livia has overcome the ghosts of her Southern childhood by driving herself to become a successful Manhattan chef. Her sister Danae has selected a different path, building her world on the foundation of her striking beauty.

But Danae's perfect life is crumbling: her ambitions for a career in theater or movies have long been abandoned, her husband is straying and tiny wrinkles have begun to appear. She concludes that the only solution--unless something truly magical occurs--is to end her life on her 40th birthday.

Livia, aware of her sister's morbid fascination with suicide, intends to use her culinary talents, along with a bit of witchcraft provided by her friend, an aspiring santera, to rescue Danae from herself. But other events are moving to converge on the fateful evening of Danae's birthday celebration...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013356146
Publisher:
Shoto Press
Publication date:
09/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
349 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Robinson, was born in Tennessee, has lived and traveled extensively abroad, and holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is Professor of Islamic and Medieval Art History at Cornell University. Her publications to date are academic; all center around the visual and literary culture of Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain). The Will of Venus is her first novel to be published, and two other novels are in preparation for publication.

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