9780743298032

The Thirteenth Tale A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9780743298032

  • ISBN 10:

    0743298039

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/09/2007
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press

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Summary

Sometimes, when you open the door to thepast, what you confront is your destiny.Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchantingstories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate livesfor herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about herextraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret forso long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her ownpainful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret ismesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautifuland willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

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