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Evangelista's Fan

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From the author of The Gustav Sonata

In Rose Tremain's teasing and brilliant title story, Evangelista's Fan set in a disturbing dreamlike version of Regency London, a young italian clockmaker contrives a magical means, not only of repairing time, but also of unlocking the mechanism of sexual happiness. This collection demonstrates the enormous range of her talent and imagination. Here is history - Agincourt as seen by the herald who rides between the two camps - alongside such contemporary issues as mortgage debt and medical error. Here are stories set in Cornwall, Corsica, Nashville, Niagara and an unidentified city which conjures up any and every Western European capital. Here are the obstinate dreams of the old and the passionate struggles of the young; here is heartbreak and humour; and here, above all, is love in its many and varied forms.

Over a million Rose Tremain books sold

`A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion' Independent I

`There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain' Irish Times

`Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect' The Times

`Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists' Salman Rushdie

`Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness' Marcel Theroux, Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0749396989
  • 9780749396985
  • 563,566

About Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won several awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

www.rosetremain.co.uk
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"A master class in the art of storytelling" * Observer * "Tremain is elegant, cool and teasing...she is an extremely accomplished writer, ingenious and acute, compassionate and always in control" * Daily Telegraph * "A perfect demonstration of Rose Tremain's beguilingly original and quirky mind and her ability to set words on paper in the most spellbinding way" * Daily Mail * "In this superb collection of short stories she displays a dazzling versatility... Rose Tremain's writing has a rare subtlety. And her imagination is extraordinary" * Harper & Queen *
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"A master class in the art of storytelling"
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