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by Joan Juliet Buck

  • ISBN: 0297791613
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Joan Juliet Buck
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st edition (1987)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1725 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1184 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 803

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Joan Juliet Buck (born 1948) is an American writer and actress.

Joan Juliet Buck (born 1948) is an American writer and actress. The author of two novels, she published a memoir, The Price of Illusion, in March 2017.

Joan Juliet Buck (Author). This disappointingly executed novel deals with the empty, licentious lives of the well-to-do, one of whom is Florence Ellis, a young woman desperately awaiting the great love of her life. Tragedies, plus an unconventional upbringing, have increased Florence's need for affection and emotional stability.

Daughter of the swan. by. Buck, Joan Juliet.

The cumbersome plot contains too many unbelievable twists, and Buck's numerous attempts at cryptic wit are weak and strained.

Ships from and sold by the book community. Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). The cumbersome plot contains too many unbelievable twists, and Buck's numerous attempts at cryptic wit are weak and strained.

Daughter Of The Swan book. And Buck employs some literary effects that pleasantly surprised me. She switches tenses and persons throughout the book depending on how Florence is interacting, which I find brilliant. I feel like I learned a lot as a writer just watching Buck's technique unfold. This long and immersive novel was so much more than I was expecting. I hope others pick it up and are as charmed as I was but the plot twists and epic tone.

Joan Juliet Buck Says. An ongoing public diary. All the truth that's fit to post. An American father and a daughter feeding the gulls on a German lake, seven years after the end of the war. Why are they there? Where are they going? Find out now. Joan Juliet Buck.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9781555841188.

DAUGHTER OF THE SWAN, by Joan Juliet Buck. Florence's obsessive love for Felix turns to guilt when she blames herself for his death in an accidental fall from a cliff. Last year, William J. Harding said here that Joan Juliet Buck's ''moody, atmospheric'' second novel ''feels convincing, not at all contrived. GOING TO MIAMI: Exiles, Tourists, and Refugees in the New America, by David Rieff. By (author) Joan Juliet Buck. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

A ring depicting Leda and the Swan given to her at age sixteen by her father becomes Florence Ellis's symbol for love, and after seeing a fortune-teller, she is ready for any incarnation the "love of her life" might choose

Comments

Uscavel Uscavel
This novel does a great job of describing time-and-place, but some of the characters (especially the protagonist) do strain credibility -- just when you think you know who they are ... The plot more-or-less resolves in a bizarre, surprise twist (I'm tempted ... but I won't ...)
Monn Monn
Loved this book! It took my imagination away to Paris-so romantic! and characters that I cared about so that wanted only good for them. Everything that happens in the story was so unexpected so I just wanted to find out happens next. I wished the story would keep on going. This book should be re-publicized - loved the writing and would recommend to all my girlfriends.
Manazar Manazar
This is a story of a very complex family unit consisting of our heroine, Florence, her father, Jacob, his live in male lover, Michel and Jacob's sister Julia. Florence's mother had died at birth, leaving her to be raised in Paris by her father, with occasional visits to London to stay with Julia. Julia had promised that when Florence had completed her schooling in Paris, she could come to live with her in London to take a course at an art school. Julia is a very glamorous woman who leads a rather exotic life so Florence is excited by the prospect and is completely shattered when Julia is killed in a car crash, under slightly suspicious circumstances. This changes her whole life plan and sends her off the rails into a life of casual sex, experimentation and a career as a sylist for a photographer. The veneer of sophistication which Florence has always possessed as a result of her father's involvement with the gay world, is rubbed thin as her true vulnerability leaves her easy prey for an amoral bi-sexual lover whose tragic presence seems to be inextricably bound up with her entire family. I found it to be a wearying read with far too many raw emotions to cope with in the one book.