The Fountains of Neptune

The Fountains of Neptune

by Rikki Ducornet

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The Fountains of Neptune by Rikki Ducornet

"My sleep began in the spring of 1914. I slept through both World Wars and the tainted calm between. It was as if I had been cursed by an evil fairy, pricked by an enchanted spinning wheel; an impenetrable briar had gripped my mind." Thus begins Rikki Ducornet's brilliant lyric novel about Nicolas who, as a result of witnessing his mother's murder, falls into a decades-long coma. Awakened in a seaport town in France, he reconstructs his past through story-telling and myth, resulting in an astonishing exploration of memory and imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564789907
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 03/01/1993
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive)
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 798 KB

About the Author

Rikki Ducornet is the author of eight novels, three short story collections, a book of essays, and five books of poetry. He has twice been honored by the Lannan Foundation and has received the Bard College Arts and Letters Award and an Academy Award in Literature.

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