The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini

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Three boy-hood friends gather at the home of Dr. Pacheco for a semi-annual dinner party, during the course of which they discover the secrets of the house, and Pacheco's obsessive imprisonment of the beautiful and enigmatic Senora Puccini, as well as secrets about their own compulsions.

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"An allegory of corruption, stunningly told." -"Los Angeles Times"
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""The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini" is wickedly good, combining a poet's eye for the luminous detail with a thriller writer's sense of narrative compulsion... It is a work of art." -"The Boston Globe"
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"[Dobyns's] new book masterfully combines his gift for cliff-hanging narrative with his dark and meditative sensibility. Specifically, the muse of contemporary Latin American literature--the spirit of magic realism--glides through this fascinating tale of power and sexual obsession, self-deception and greed.... With its sinuous narrative and cool atmosphere of the fantastic, reminiscent of the haunting tales of Jorge Luis Borges, this novel is as spellbinding and resonant as an unsettling dream." -"Publishers weekly"
"Stephen Dobyns is one of the most imaginative and fanciful authors of our time, and he once more demonstrates this in "The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini." "-"San Francisco Chronicle"
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"Gripping and theatrical." -"The New Yorker"
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"A ripe melodrama of erotic obsession, set somewhere in Latin America... Dobyns' spirited exercise in mystification has a rich, theatrical allure. -"Kirkus"
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"A dark, existential thriller by the author of the Charlie Bradshaw mysteries. Highly recommended." -"Library Journal"

An allegory of corruption, stunningly told. "Los Angeles Times"
""
" The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini" is wickedly good, combining a poet s eye for the luminous detail with a thriller writer s sense of narrative compulsion It is a work of art. "The Boston Globe"
""
[Dobyns s] new book masterfully combines his gift for cliff-hanging narrative with his dark and meditative sensibility. Specifically, the muse of contemporary Latin American literature--the spirit of magic realism--glides through this fascinating tale of power and sexual obsession, self-deception and greed . With its sinuous narrative and cool atmosphere of the fantastic, reminiscent of the haunting tales of Jorge Luis Borges, this novel is as spellbinding and resonant as an unsettling dream. "Publishers weekly"
Stephen Dobyns is one of the most imaginative and fanciful authors of our time, and he once more demonstrates this in "The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini. " "San Francisco Chronicle"
""
Gripping and theatrical. "The New Yorker"
""
A ripe melodrama of erotic obsession, set somewhere in Latin America Dobyns' spirited exercise in mystification has a rich, theatrical allure. "Kirkus"
""
A dark, existential thriller by the author of the Charlie Bradshaw mysteries. Highly recommended. "Library Journal""

An allegory of corruption, stunningly told. Los Angeles Times

The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini is wickedly good, combining a poet s eye for the luminous detail with a thriller writer s sense of narrative compulsion It is a work of art. The Boston Globe

[Dobyns s] new book masterfully combines his gift for cliff-hanging narrative with his dark and meditative sensibility. Specifically, the muse of contemporary Latin American literature--the spirit of magic realism--glides through this fascinating tale of power and sexual obsession, self-deception and greed . With its sinuous narrative and cool atmosphere of the fantastic, reminiscent of the haunting tales of Jorge Luis Borges, this novel is as spellbinding and resonant as an unsettling dream. Publishers weekly
Stephen Dobyns is one of the most imaginative and fanciful authors of our time, and he once more demonstrates this in The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini. San Francisco Chronicle

Gripping and theatrical. The New Yorker

A ripe melodrama of erotic obsession, set somewhere in Latin America Dobyns' spirited exercise in mystification has a rich, theatrical allure. Kirkus

A dark, existential thriller by the author of the Charlie Bradshaw mysteries. Highly recommended. Library Journal"

About the Author:

Stephen Dobyns is the author of more than thirty novels and poetry collections, including The Church of Dead Girls, Cold Dog Soup, Cemetery Nights, and The Burn Palace. Among his many honors are a Melville Cane Award, Pushcart Prizes, a National Poetry Series prize, and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His novels have been translated into twenty languages, and his poetry has appeared in the Best American Poems anthology. Dobyns teaches creative writing at Warren Wilson College and has taught at the University of Iowa, Sarah Lawrence College, and Syracuse University.

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