The Queen of the Night Pdf Summary
Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer’s chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. In order to survive, she transformed herself from hippodrome rider to courtesan, from empress’s maid to debut singer, all the while weaving a complicated web of romance, obligation, and political intrigue.
Featuring a cast of characters drawn from history, The Queen of the Night follows Lilliet as she moves ever closer to the truth behind the mysterious opera and the role that could secure her reputation — or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.
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About Alexander Chee Author of The Queen of the Night Pdf Book
Alexander Chee Author of The Queen of the Night Pdf Book He is the best new novelist I’ve seen in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic – and pure.”–Edmund White
“A complex, sophisticated, elegant investigation of trauma and desire – like a white hot flame.”–Joyce Hackett, in The Guardian
“A coming-of-age novel in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death . . . A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming.”–Washington Post Book World
Alexander Chee was born in South Kingston, RI, and raised in South Korea, Guam, Truk and Maine. He attended Wesleyan University and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, an NEA Fellowship in Fiction, fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and was the Visiting Writer at Amherst College from 2006-2010.
His first novel, Edinburgh, won the Michener, the AAWW Lit Award, the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize and was named a Booksense 76 Pick and a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011. He lives in New York City.
The Queen of the Night pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (February 2, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0618663029
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618663026
- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.64 x 9 inches
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- #2,625 in Biographical Historical Fiction
- #3,510 in Biographical Fiction (Books)
- #53,870 in Literary Fiction (Books)
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