When art historian Nora Barnes returns to France for a Van Gogh conference in the charming medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, she s expecting a vigorous debate about whether the famed artist s suicide was actually a homicide. But on the night before the conference, an elderly French woman who d promised to reveal important evidence is found face down in the village fountain, and her Chanel briefcase is nowhere to be seen.
During a week of academic squabbling, dining, romance, and suspense, the quirky conference members, one by one, fall under police suspicion and the amused gaze of Nora s husband, Toby Sandler. But someone wants to stopNora and Toby s amateur sleuthing, and what happens next is no joke."
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Elena Georgiou lives in Brooklyn and teaches poetry and creative writing at Hunter College in New York and Goddard College in Vermont. She coedited, with Michael Lassell, the anthology The World in Us. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship, Astraea Emerging Writers Award, and Lambda Literary Award.
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This collection rocks the Richter scale of poetry. Georgiou¿s imagery is dazzling, her language sensual, her emotions fierce. She moves freely between a contemporary urban narrative and more ethereal matters¿a chance encounter with Marvin Gaye¿s ghost, for example, is not merely plausible, but one of the sexiest love stories I¿ve ever read. This poet is a mistress of vitality. Her poems are tiny monuments to lust, love, and those quiet moments in between. I doubt anyone will find them inaccessible. If you buy one book of poetry all year, make it this one.