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The Transformation

The Transformation( )
Author: Chidgey, Catherine
ISBN:978-0-312-42606-4
Publication Date:Jun 2006
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

Tampa, Florida, 1898: A hazy frontier where the Old World meets the New, where miracles of transformation are possible and the soil is so fertile that dry sticks take root and flower. Dominating the town is the magisterial new Tampa Bay Hotel and dominating the hotel is an exotic creature by the name of Monsieur Lucien Goulet III, wig maker to the wealthy and glamorous. As winter nears its end, Goulet is entranced by a head of hair belonging to the young widow Marion Unger. But this...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Southern
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Psychological
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.72 Inches
Book Weight:0.902 Pounds
Author Biography
Chidgey, Catherine (Author)
Catherine Chidgey was born in 1970 and grew up in New Zealand. Her first novel, In a Fishbone Church, was published in 1999 and won Best First Book at the New Zealand Book Awards and at the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It also won a Betty Trask Award and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Golden Deeds, was chosen by Time Out magazine asa book of the year, and was a 2002 Best Book in the La Times Book Review and a 2002 Notable Book in the New York Times Book Review. Her third novel, The Transformation, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a Discover Pick in 2005. In 2013 she won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award. Catherine has held the Sargeson Fellowship; the Todd New Writers┬┐ Bursary; the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship to Menton, France; the Rathcoola Residency to Cork, Ireland; the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship; and the University of Otago Wallace Residency at the Pah Homestead in Auckland. In 2002 she won the inaugural Prize in Modern Letters and in 2003 she was named as the best New Zealand under 40.

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