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.

Two years have passed since the tragic death of Alena, curator at the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. At the Venice Biennale, Bernard Augustin, the Nauk’s wealthy, enigmatic founder—to whom Alena had been closest confidante and muse—offers the position to an aspiring young curator from the Midwest. It’s the… (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.

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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