Tourmaline by Joanna Scott
© 2002-2017
Set in Italy

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JOANNA SCOTT is the author of five novels, including the 1997 Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Manikin," the short story collection "Various Antidotes," which was a finalist for the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, and the critically acclaimed "Make Believe." She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lannan Award. She lives in Rochester, New York.

Joanna Scott


JACKET NOTES:  Desperate to escape his financial failures, Murray Murdoch moves his family to Elba in the mid-1950s. Years later, his son Oliver returns to reconstruct their life on this Italian island rich with treasures, from the mineral tourmaline to the enigmatic figure of Adriana Nardi, befriended by Murray before she mysteriously vanishes. Her absence and the suspicion cast upon Murray send the island and the Murdochs into turmoil, until Murray weakens under the weight of mistrust and tries to leave his past, his family, and himself behind.
The intricate, fascinating history of Elba-Napoleonic exile, World War II outpost-provides a backdrop to a compelling story of family upheaval and renewal.
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