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The Medusa's Smile

A novel by

Marina Renier Anderson on the collapse of her marriage, returns to Venice, her native city, to try to come to terms with something that happened there when she was seventeen.
On a vacation at the Venice Lido, she was befriended by two adolescents, brother and sister, and through them introduced to a glamorous world of wealth and movie stars. It is a seduction of the mind more than of the senses, that would bring her to misjudge everything around her and make her unwitting catalyst to a tragedy. The story moves between the present winter in Venice and that distant summer. And behind the story is Venice, the city of masks and illusions, in all her mystery and glory. In the end, Marina will come to realize that the past cannot be amended or forgotten, but simply accepted.

About the Author:
Laura Brylawsky-Miller was born and grew up in Milan, Italy, and now resides in Arlington, Virgina. She holds a BF in allied health and an MFA in creative writing. She has published several collections of her poetry, two other novels and medical articles.

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Hardback Editions

November 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Medusa's Smile
Author(s): Laura Brylawski-Miller
ISBN: 0-931846-85-4 / 978-0-931846-85-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Writers' Publishing House
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Paperback Editions

December 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Medusa's Smile
Author(s): Laura Brylawski-Miller
ISBN: 0-931846-84-6 / 978-0-931846-84-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: wwph
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Medusa's Smile
Author(s): Laura Brylawski-Miller
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