The Stillest Day by Josephine Hart
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The most powerful and daring novel yet by the bestselling author of "Damage", this compelling and painfully beautiful novel looks at a young woman at the turn of the century who transgresses--both in life and art--the limits set for her.

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Josephine Hart is the author of the bestseller Damage. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She lives in London.
Published January 1, 1998 by CHATTO AND WINDUS. 224 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Once the blow finally falls, Bethesda is bereft of her mother, her husband, and her object of irresistible desire—all vanished rather unsatisfactorily into thin air—and left languishing in a convent with perhaps too much leisure to reflect on her fatal vocation for art and romance, as the novel t...

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As Bethesda's private infatuation continues, her disgust for the purely physical settles on Mathew's pregnant wife, Mary, who becomes the victim of Bethesda's bizarre act of creation and destruction on ""the stillest day,"" when released passion shatters surface calm.

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