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The Evening of the Holiday

A Novel

Shirley Hazzard

Picador

In the words of Time magazine, “A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece” by the author of The Great Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival.

Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who is separated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.

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Praise for The Evening of the Holiday

"Charged with great power...The impact on the reader is extraordinarily intense."--The New York Times Book Review

"Short, elegant, and very good...A beautifully precise, ironic and yet evocative style."--The New York Review of Books

"An authentic work of art...A cause for delight and gratitude...Beautiful, absorbing, satisfying."--Chicago Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Shirley Hazzard

  • Shirley Hazzard is the author, most recently, of Greene on Capri, a memoir of Graham Greene, and several works of fiction, including The Evening of the Holiday, The Bay of Noon, and The Transit of Venus, winner of the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in
    New York City and Capri.
  • Shirley Hazzard Copyright Nancy Crampton
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A Novel

Shirley Hazzard

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