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The Bay of Noon: A Novel

The Bay of Noon: A Novel
Author: Shirley Hazzard
ISBN 13: 9780312422875
ISBN 10: 312422873
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $18.00

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 Justin, a Scotsman whose inscrutability Jenny finds mysteriously attractive. As she becomes increasingly involved in the lives of these three, she discovers that the past—and the patterns of a lifetime—are not easily discarded.

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Released in 1970, Hazzard's novel features young Englishwoman Jenny, who relocates to Naples, Italy, to restart her life. But the past isn't so easy to escape. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.