Burning MargueriteBook - 2002 | 1st ed.
A haunting weave of lives, secrets, and memo-ries--a powerful work of psychological suspense and emotional intensity. Waking to the chill of a snow-cloaked morning, carpenter James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo lying dead in the woods outside his cabin. As he confronts the mystery of her death--why would Marguerite, his "Tante" since his infancy, walk out into the cold winter night?--an unexpected tale unfolds, moving from the present back to James Jack's childhood, to New Orleans during the Depression and World War II, and finally to a windswept New England island at the turn of the century. At the heart of the story are a forbidden love, a violent crime kept secret for years, and above all, Marguerite's relationship with a little boy named James Jack, a bond that deepens after a terrible accident changes both their lives forever. Burning Margueriteis a debut novel of rare depth and artistry.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: FIC INNESS
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 22 cm.