The Duchess of Angus


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$19.95  $18.55
Maverick Books
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5.9 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Margaret Brown Kilik was raised by a single mother, and they moved frequently throughout the country during her childhood. Kilik graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in English and subsequently lived in San Antonio, where she renewed a relationship with Eugene Kilik, whom she married. They spent the majority of their lives in New York City, where Kilik established and ran the Key Gallery in Soho. She was a collage artist and writer, and her only novel, The Duchess of Angus, written in the early 1950s, was discovered after her death. She died in New York in 2001.


"Utterly absorbing as both a character study and as a transmission from a lost era." -- David Liss, author of The Devil's Company

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