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The improbability of love, Hannah Rothschild

Label
The improbability of love
Title
The improbability of love
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Rothschild
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meager savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday dinner. The painting now hers, talks, but only to us. Shrewd, spoiled, charming, world weary and cynical, he comments perceptively on Annie, and the modern world and tells tales about his previous owners: Louis XV, Voltaire, Catherine the Great among others. The story unfolds through this voice and many others--unexpected, entertaining, and strangely authentic. Annie willhave her apartment ransacked and be pursued by dealers, buyers and an auctioneer in an attempt to get back the painting. With The Improbability of Love, Rothschild has spun a dazzling tale--both irreverant and entertainng--of a many-layered, devious world where, in the end, love triumphs"--
Summary
"Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meagre savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday dinner. The painting now hers, talks, but only to us. Shrewd, spoiled, charming, world weary and cynical, he comments perceptively on Annie, and the modern world and tells tales about his previous owners: Louis XV, Voltaire, Catherine the Great among others. The story unfolds through this voice and many others--unexpected, entertaining, and strangely authentic. Annie will have her apartment ransacked and be pursued by dealers, buyers and an auctioneer in an attempt to get back the painting. With The Improbability of Love, Rothschild has spun a dazzling tale--both irreverant and entertainng--of a many-layered, devious world where, in the end, love triumphs"--
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10450565
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DLC
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1962-
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Rothschild, Hannah
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6118.O8755
LC item number
I47 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Single women
  • Painting
  • Art dealers
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
Target audience
adult
Label
The improbability of love, Hannah Rothschild
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20432311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781101874141
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014047753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0016231711
  • (OCoLC)ocn898228390
  • (OCoLC)898228390
Label
The improbability of love, Hannah Rothschild
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20432311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781101874141
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014047753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0016231711
  • (OCoLC)ocn898228390
  • (OCoLC)898228390

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