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The governesses / by Anne Serre ; translated by Mark Hutchinson.

Serre, Anne, 1960- (author.). Hutchinson, Mark, 1986- (translator.).
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC SERRE (Text) 32826014181523 New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780811228077 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 081122807X (acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: 108 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing, 2018.

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In a large country house shut off from the world by a gated garden, three young governesses responsible for the education of a group of little boys are preparing a party. The governesses, however, seem to spend more time running around in a state of frenzied desire than attending to the children's education. One of their main activities is lying in wait for any passing stranger, and then throwing themselves on him like drunken Maenads. The rest of the time they drift about in a kind of sated, melancholy calm, spied upon by an old man in the house opposite, who watches their goings-on through a telescope. As they hang paper lanterns and prepare for the ball in their own honor, and in honor of the little boys rolling hoops on the lawn, much is mysterious.
Subject: Governesses > Fiction.
Hedonism > Fiction.

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