Alena: A Novel
Alena: A Novel
Alena: A Novel

Alena: A Novel

  • Publish Date: 2015-04-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Rachel Pastan
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In an inspired restaging of Daphne du Mauriers classicRebecca, a young curator finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor.

Two years have passed since the tragic death of Alena, curator at the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. At the Venice Biennale, Bernard Augustin, the Nauks wealthy, enigmatic founderto whom Alena had been closest confidante and museoffers the position to an aspiring young curator from the Midwest. Its the job of her dreams, and she dives at the chance.

Just as quickly, she finds herself well out of her depth. The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the pasta past obsessively preserved by the museums staffand the newcomers every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements. When recently discovered evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alenas death, shattering secrets surface, putting to the test the loyalty, integrity, and courage of our heroinewho remains nameless, like the heroine of Daphne du Mauriers Rebecca, the inspiration for this provocative and spellbinding tale.

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