The Bay Of Foxes: A Novel

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The Bay Of Foxes: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

Penguin Books | June 26, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Bay Of Foxes: A Novel is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
An erotic tale of passion and power and their dangerous consequences

In 1978, Dawit, a young, beautiful, and educated Ethiopian refugee, roams the streets of Paris. By chance, he spots the famous French author M., who at sixty is at the height of her fame. Seduced by Dawit''s grace and his moving story, M. invites him to live with her. He makes himself indispensable, or so he thinks. When M. brings him to her Sardinian villa, beside the Bay of Foxes, Dawit finds love and temptation—and perfects the art of deception.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.76 × 5.13 × 0.67 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143121014

ISBN - 13: 9780143121015

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Dawit, a young, beautiful, and educated Ethiopian refugee, roams the streets of Paris and meets the famous French author M., who at sixty is at the height of her fame. Seduced by Dawit's grace and his moving story, M. invites him to live with her.
Date published: 2012-06-24

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The Bay Of Foxes: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.76 × 5.13 × 0.67 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143121014

ISBN - 13: 9780143121015

About the Book

In 1978, Dawit, a young, beautiful, and educated Ethiopian refugee, roams the streets of Paris. By chance, he meets the famous French author M. and befriends her. When M. brings him to her villa, Dawit finds love and temptation--and perfects the art of deception.

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An erotic tale of passion and power and their dangerous consequences

In 1978, Dawit, a young, beautiful, and educated Ethiopian refugee, roams the streets of Paris. By chance, he spots the famous French author M., who at sixty is at the height of her fame. Seduced by Dawit''s grace and his moving story, M. invites him to live with her. He makes himself indispensable, or so he thinks. When M. brings him to her Sardinian villa, beside the Bay of Foxes, Dawit finds love and temptation—and perfects the art of deception.

About the Author

Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She later lived in Paris for fifteen years, where she married, completed her undergraduate degree in Literature at the Sorbonne, and a graduate degree in Psychology at the Institut Catholique. She moved to the U.S. in 1981 and earned an MFA in Writing at Columbia. She currently teaches at Princeton University. Becoming Jane Eyre is her 10th book. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, O Magazine and included in the Best American Short Stories. She has twice won an O’Henry Prize, as well as an Open Fiction Award, a Willa Cather Prize, and a Smart Family Foundation Prize. Her novel Cracks was nominated for an Impac Award, and has been made into a feature film to be distributed by IFC. She has been published in 8 countries.

Editorial Reviews

"In this elegant, sensuous, literary thriller, set in the poshest enclaves of Paris, Sardinia, and Rome in 1978, Sheila Kohler ignites her narrative with a fairy tale-like encounter between a poor but princely young Ethiopian refuge and a celebrated sixty-year-old Parisian novelist whose exotic history and behavior bring Marguerite Duras sharply to mind.
  
The mutual ambush of identities Kohler imagines for the boy and the Frenchwoman, the vivid exchange of  bad motives and good intentions,  make for -- among other pleasures -- an indelibly written hommage to the art of Miss Highsmith and the talents of  Mr. Ripley.
 
This is a book to savor on every  level."
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