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The Evening of the Holiday: A Novel Shirley Hazzard

The Evening of the Holiday: A Novel

Shirley Hazzard

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ISBN : 9781466801059
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144 pages
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In the words of Time magazine, “A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece” by the author of The Great FirePassionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end.MoreIn the words of Time magazine, “A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece” by the author of The Great FirePassionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival.Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who is separated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.