The queen of the night / Alexander Chee.
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- ISBN: 9780544106604 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.
"This book is a glorious performance . . . Enveloping, seductive." -Karen RussellFrom a writer praised by Junot Díaz as "the fire, in my opinion, and the light," a mesmerizing novel that follows one woman's rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned diva 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...
Electronic reproduction. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3718 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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