Click to enlargeIntimate Enemies

ISBN: 807121444; Author: Vella, Christina; Publisher: LSU Press; Format: Hardcover; Christina Vella has done a spectacular job of excavating the historical record but, as she herself points out, "the documents of Micael's and Célestin's marriage are clumsy guides to a complicated relationship" because they leave "much to be imagined and presumed." We long for a novelist who could explore the intricate workings of motivation, who could trace the see-sawings of power and control, who could ask the tricky question of who the "author" of this family's story finally was. …The New York Times Book Review, Angeline Goreau


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