The Feast of Fools by John David Morley

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A modern retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone follows the exploits of Stephanie, who mysteriously abandons her marriage for six months to cavort with a new lover called Max. Winner of the City of Munich Literary Prize.

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Published January 1, 1995 by St Martins Pr. 443 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the leaves fall, the seasons turn, the sun enters Scorpio, saints' days come and go, and the city enjoys its traditional and lubricious Oktoberfests, Christmas revels, and pre- Lenten carnivals (the actual Feast of Fools), Brum struggles to understand why Stephanie left him.

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Freely blending references to myth, astrology and literature, the author's fourth novel (after The Case of Thomas N.) explores the city through a sampling of its cultural elite as they plow through the seasonal ceremonies that sustain the good burghers during a tempestuous winter.

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