Alena: A Novel

Alena: A Novel

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In an inspired restaging of Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca, a young curator finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor.

At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

“Alena” proves itself an intriguing and substantial novel on its own merits, while still offering the kind of gothic plunge we remember and crave from our younger years.

We can never go back to Manderley again. That much is certain. But can we use its mechanisms to skewer the contemporary art world — a place often so self-­aggrandizing it begs for parody? Yes. And we can enjoy every multiply pierced moment of the performance.

Alena is so eerie and elegantly suspenseful that I could see myself rereading it, the way I reread Rebecca every few years or so.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Riverhead (January 23, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 878 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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