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The Annunciation

(1983)
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Amanda is rich, bored and middle-aged, a would-be-writer who has left her husband and traded New Orleans for the hill country of Arkansas. There she is happily translating an obscure 18th-century French poetess whose illicit affair led to imprisonment and suicide.Amanda finds herself infatuated with a student. What starts as a fling becomes a grand and impossible passion. Then she discovers she is pregnant, as was the woman whose poems she re-creates, and we watch as the parallel stories of these two women unfold, each ending tragically."Gilchrist's manner is both stylish and idiomatic--a rare and potent combination." (Times Literary Supplement)

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"Ellen Gilchrist is terrific." - Norman Mailer


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Hardback Editions

May 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Annunciation
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 0-316-31302-5 / 978-0-316-31302-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Annunciation (Voices of the South)
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 0-8071-2736-1 / 978-0-8071-2736-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Annunciation
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 0-316-31308-4 / 978-0-316-31308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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March 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Annunciation
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 0-571-13020-8 / 978-0-571-13020-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

April 1989 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Annunciation
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 0-7366-1521-0 / 978-0-7366-1521-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Annunciation
Author(s): Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: DCA, Inc.
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