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Alena

(2014)
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At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position to our heroine (who, like du Maurier's original, remains nameless) she dives at the chance - and quickly finds herself well out of her depth.

The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the past - a past obsessively preserved by the museum's business manager and the rest of the staff. Their devotion to the memory of the charismatic Alena threatens to stifle the new curator's efforts to realize her own creative vision, and her every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements.

When new evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alena's death, her loyalty, integrity, and courage are put to the test, and shattering secrets surface. Stirring and provocative, Alena is the result of a delicious visitation of one of the most popular novels of the twentieth century on a brilliant and inventive novelist of the twenty-first.

Genre: Mystery

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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alena: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Pastan
ISBN: 1-59463-247-2 / 978-1-59463-247-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Title: Alena: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Pastan
ISBN: 1-59463-292-8 / 978-1-59463-292-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Alena
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Alena
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Title: Alena
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ISBN: 1-4526-6838-8 / 978-1-4526-6838-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Alena
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Author(s): Rachel Pastan
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Title: Alena: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Pastan
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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