Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion

Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion

by Barbara Scott Emmett

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Overview

How many times had I dreamt of coming across the yellowing manuscript of La Chasse Spirituelle? Inside an old book on a stall in Paris, perhaps. Or in the attic of some befriended ancient. How many daydreams had I enjoyed over the possibility that one day...?
I shook myself. It couldn’t possibly be true.

1872: The explosive love affair between flamboyant French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine rocks French society. They flee to London, abandoning the manuscript of La Chasse Spirituelle to Verlaine’s scorned young wife. When a lawyer's clerk salvages it from a dusty deed box, the manuscript begins its journey down the decades, revealing the secrets and betrayals of its various keepers.

2004: Andrea Mann, disenchanted with life and love, travels to France. Driven by her obsession with Rimbaud, she’s chasing her dream – the missing manuscript. Beside the poet’s grave at Charleville-Mézières, she meets a beautiful young man who shows her a single page – from La Chasse Spirituelle.

Andrea embarks on a desperate quest. Drawn into a manipulative relationship with the youth and his Svengali-like mentor, the mysterious Albert, she faces unwelcome truths. The closer she gets to the manuscript, the further she veers from reality.

But is Albert’s copy genuine? And can La Chasse Spirituelle fill the void in Andrea’s soul?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045664097
Publisher: Pentalpha Publishing Edinburgh
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 660 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Barbara Scott Emmett has been writing for a number of years. She has had several short stories and one novel published traditionally and several ebooks published by digital publishers Pentalpha Publishing Edinburgh. Please leave a review of any book you read - we do like to know what readers think.

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