Nine Island

September 23, 2016|
Nine Island by Jane Alison
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'' Nine Island is a crackling incantation, brittle and brilliant and hot and sad and full of sideways humor that devastates and illuminates all at once.'' -Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach''s lush Venetian Islands. After decades of disaster with men, she is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love. Having just returned to Miami from a monthlong reunion with an old flame, ''Sir Gold,'' and a visit to her fragile mother, J begins translating Ovid''s magical stories about the transformations caused by Eros. ''A woman who wants, a man who wants nothing. These two have stalked the world for thousands of years,'' she thinks. When not ruminating over her sexual past and current fantasies, in the company of only her aging cat, J observes the comic, sometimes steamy goings-on among her faded-glamour condo neighbors. One of them, a caring nurse, befriends her, eventually offering the opinion that ''if you retire from love . . . then you retire from life.''
Jane Alison is the author of a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, and three novels- The Love-Artist, The Marriage of the Sea, and Natives and Exotics -and the translator of Ovid''s stories of sexual transformation, Change Me . She is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, and lives in Charlottesville. Lea...
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Title:Nine IslandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:244 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:244 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.64 inPublished:September 23, 2016Publisher:CatapultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936787121

ISBN - 13:9781936787128

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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