The Girl Who Trod On A Loaf by Kathryn Davis

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Frances Thorn, a young single mother, inherits an unfinished opera based on the Hans Christian Andersen character ""the girl who trod on a loaf."" By the author of Labrador. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Kathryn Davis is also the author of novels, "The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf" & "Hell." The recipient of a Kafka Prize, she teaches at Skidmore College & lives with her husband & their daughter in Vermont.
Published January 1, 1993 by Hamish Hamilton. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Though Helle leaves most of her estate to Frances's daughters, she leaves to Frances, a former Juilliard student, her last unfinished opera--``the capstone to a brilliant, if enigmatic, career.'' Like the opera from which the novel takes its title, most of Helle's life and work derives from Scand...

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In her second novel, Kafka Prize winner Davis ( Labrador ) examines the rather labyrinthine friendship of two women, Danish composer Helle Ten Brix and 30-ish airport-diner waitress Frances Thorn, whose lives become entangled in upstate New York.

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