Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jane SMILEY ... Ten Days in the Hills (2007)

BY DELVING INTO the artifice and superficiality of lives in her new dialogue-driven satirical novel, Ten Days in the Hills (Knopf, February 2007), a contemporary retelling of Giovanni Boccaccio’s medieval classic, The Decameron, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley captures the narcissistic profundity of life and love in the Hollywood hills.

SMILEY Jane [1949-] Novelist. Born in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Novels Ten Days in the Hills (2007); Good Faith (2003); Horse Heaven (2000); The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998); Moo (1995); A Thousand Acres (1991: winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); The Greenlanders (1988); Duplicate Keys (1984); At Paradise Gate (1981); Barn Blind (1980) Novellas Ordinary Love and Good Will (1989) Stories The Age of Grief (1987) Nonfiction 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel (2005); Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains (1988) Biography Charles Dickens (2002) Memoir A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money and Luck (2004)


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