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The Bay of Noon

The Bay of Noon( )
Author: Hazzard, Shirley
ISBN:978-0-312-42287-5
Publication Date:Oct 2003
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory

A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that threatened to undo her. Alone in the fabulously ruined city, she idly follows up a letter of introduction from an acquaintance and so changes her life forever. Through the letter, she meets Giocanda, a beautiful and gifted writer, and Gianni, a famous Roman film director and Giocanda's lover. At work she encounters...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Coming Of Age
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.44 Inches
Book Weight:0.506 Pounds
Author Biography
Hazzard, Shirley (Author)
Shirley Hazzard was born in Sydney, Australia on January 30, 1931. Before becoming an author in the early 1960s, she went to work for the British Combined Intelligence Services in Hong Kong, was an employee of the British High Commissioner's Office in Wellington, New Zealand, and was a technical assistant to under-developed countries for the United Nations.

Her first book, Cliffs of Fall and Other Stories, was published in 1963. Her other books include The Evening of the Holiday, People in Glass Houses, The Bay of Noon, Greene on Capri, Countenance of Truth: The United Nations and the Waldheim Case, Defeat of an Ideal, and The Ancient Shore: Dispatches From Naples written with her husband Francis Steegmuller. She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1980 for The Transit of Venus and the National Book Award for fiction in 2003 for The Great Fire. She died on December 12, 2016 at the age of 85.

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