Queen of the Underworld

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.28 X 0.8 X 8.02 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345483195
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About the Author

Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award nominee and the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy's Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, and Evenings at Five. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961--1963, the first of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written libretti for ten musical works with the composer Robert Starer. Visit the author's website at www.gailgodwin.com.

Reviews

Advance praise for Queen of the Underworld

"Queen of the Underworld will be a delight to [Godwin's] many admirers for whom The Odd Woman and A Mother and Two Daughters remain luminous in memory, like old, dear friends. Here is the irresistibly readable Godwin voice, tender and sardonic, warmly romantic and unflinchingly funny. Godwin's new heroine Emma Gant is as alive on the page as any 'fictitious' character has a right to be and when Emma takes leave of us, as she does in the startling ending of Queen of the Underworld, we miss her, and can't help but hope that her adventures in Florida at the time of the Cuban Revolution will be continued."
-Joyce Carol Oates

"Gail Godwin's excellent new novel seems to me to be a muted tragedy about a soul inside the body of a modern woman navigating through the terra incognita of modern times."
-Kurt Vonnegut

"Here is a wonderfully engaging story that explores the growth of a young woman beginning her career as a journalist. The inner workings of Emma's life are gracefully presented and marvelously mingled with the workings of the outer world; the combination provides a universe in which the reader is glad to reside." -Elizabeth Strout