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AuthorJane Stevenson
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMariner Books
Publication Date19-Sep-00
Book DescriptionThese four novellas are narrated by a brilliantly distinctive voice telling the stories of an Anglo-Italian Professor of Semiotics undone by his own cleverness; an Irish woman who joins a Tibetan nunnery in India; the old university friends whose party is galvanised by a pugnacious newcomer into a demented Buchanesque mission to restore their hostess's lost humour; and an international lawyer who takes to terrorism in pursuit of a theory. Several Deceptions is clever, funny and a little cruel and introduces a writer of quite remarkable gifts.
Editorial Review"Four exquisitely crafted novellas introduce a brilliant new writer.' --Harpers & Queen 'An impressive first collection . . . These stories are refreshingly, unapologetically erudite. They are also extremely funny.'- Observer Here is a gossipy, smart, critical, intellectual, high-spirited and literate voice. It is like a secret retreat where readers can simply rejoice in intelligent, stylish prose.'-Times Literary Supplement"
About the Author"JANE STEVENSON was born in London and brought up in London, Beijing, and Bonn. She teaches literature and history at the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of Several Deceptions, a collection of four novellas; a novel, London Bridges; and the acclaimed historical trilogy made up of the novels The Winter Queen, The Shadow King, and The Empress of the Last Days. Stevenson lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "
Number of Pages263
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