Search Results: "Nancy Huston"


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BLACK DANCE by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The rich content gets slightly buried in the complex structure of this ambitious novel."
A family history unfolds in the form of a screenplay spanning three generations and several countries. Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE ANGEL by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"A stylish, sophisticated story, complete with archly ironic narration, marred only slightly by an overly melodramatic end."
Acclaimed Canadian-born Huston, a longtime resident of France (where this novel, her seventh, was originally published), debuts here with a melancholy tale of a proud French flutist and a Marxist Hungarian Jew who, in the late 50s, share a secretive German woman. Read full book review >

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INFRARED by Nancy Huston
Released: July 3, 2012

"Huston provides readers with more than a mere snapshot; her raw and sensual writing delivers the complete picture."
A woman explores complex family relationships and discovers truths about herself in this sensual, intricately woven offering from award-winning Huston (Fault Lines, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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SLOW EMERGENCIES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2001

"Unsettling, sometimes annoying—but, still, hard to put down."
In her eighth half-successful outing, Huston (The Mark of the Angel, 1999, etc.) depicts a woman torn between the pulls of domestic love and professional passion. Read full book review >

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DOLCE AGONIA by Nancy Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"No less insightful and stylish than Huston's previous fiction, but no matter how you stuff 'em, the lives of academics are about as exciting as turkey on a platter."
The third from Calgary-born, now Paris-based Huston (Slow Emergencies, 2001, etc.) concerns an alcoholic, neurotic, dying, famous Irish poet who invites a circle of friends from the New England college he teaches at to a last Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An elegant if overly manipulated structural design parallels the insightful but overly simplified psychological evolution of vulnerable children (excepting demon Sol) into reactive adults."
Canadian born Huston (Dolce Agonia, 2001, etc.) won the Prix Femina in France for this novel, which traces four generations of a family while examining how unshared secrets shape each succeeding/preceding generation. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Bo Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Again, literary imitation occasionally mars an otherwise original story, but, still, Huston entertains with his quirky vision and sometimes (especially in the novella) moves the reader."
From Huston (The Dream Life, 1992), a collection that makes use of magical realism—in a title novella about a gay man and a faith healer—and of a film noir ambience in a few of the four stories here. Read full book review >

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NO DOMINION by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Warning to the squeamish: Huston, a gifted storyteller, relishes moments when things get ugly."
In p.i. Joe Pitt's second adventure (Already Dead, 2005), turf-warring Vampyres are out for blood. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT STEALING by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impressive debut, though not for the squeamish: a torture sequence, unsparingly clinical, lasts the better part of twenty pages."
Blood in buckets, bodies in heaps. But the dialogue's fresh, and the pages turn in a superviolent debut. Read full book review >

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THE SHOTGUN RULE by Charlie Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"If your tolerance for violence, occasional sadism and bratty teens is sturdy enough, the talented Mr. Huston (No Dominion, 2006, etc.) will keep you turning pages."
On a long, hot day in the summer of 1983, four California teenagers seeking trouble find it writ large. Read full book review >

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SKINNER by Charlie Huston
Released: July 9, 2013

"A tale that may enthrall technogeeks while sending their elders scrambling through Hacking for Dummies."
A cyberterrorist attack against America looms in this grim, hard-edged thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Huston. Read full book review >