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Mr. Gwyn ; &, Three times at dawn

Author: Alessandro Baricco; Ann Goldstein
Publisher: San Francisco [California] : McSweeney's, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subject--among them Gwyn's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baricco, Alessandro, 1958-
Mr. Gwyn.
San Francisco: : Mcsweeney's, 2014
(OCoLC)860756346
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Baricco; Ann Goldstein
ISBN: 9781940450551 1940450551
OCLC Number: 882778490
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Mr. Gwyn.
Mr. Gwyn and Three times at dawn
Three times at dawn
Responsibility: Alessandro Baricco ; translated by Ann Goldstein.

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After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subject--among them Gwyn's devoted assistant, Rebecca; a beautiful fabric importer; a landscape painter; Gwyn's own literary agent; two wealthy newlyweds; a tailor to the Queen; and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old. Then Gwyn disappears, leaving behind only a short note to his assistant--and the portraits. As Rebecca studies his words, she realizes that the mystery is larger than the simple fact of Gwyn's whereabouts, and she begins to unravel a lifetime's worth of clues left by a man who saw so much but said so little, a man whose solitude masked a heart as hungry as hers.

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Pick. "A prolific European master often compared to Italo Calvino, Baricco is still best known in the States for the cult classic Silk--but that should Read more...

 
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