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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD NTL 2000 (Text) 39391006761421 Award - Fic Available -
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  • ISBN: 0374175403 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.

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Summary, etc.:
"The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel-once again based on a real story-Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California-as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification-constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the emigres go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book-about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater-that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement."--Publisher's description.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 2000
Subject: Actors > Fiction.
Polish Americans > California > Fiction.
Utopias > California > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > California > Fiction.
California > History > 1850-1950 > Fiction.
Genre: Western fiction.

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