Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill

Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill

by Dimitri Verhulst

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A tender, precise, and perfect-pitch novel about a widow of legendary beauty and a love that endures beyond death from the new Dutch literary star. Years ago, Madame Verona and her husband built a home for themselves on a hill in a forest above a small village. There they lived in isolation, practicing their music, and chopping wood to see them through the cold winters. When Mr. Verona died, the locals might have expected that the legendary beauty would return to the village, but Madame Verona had enough wood to keep her warm during the years it would take to make a cello—the instrument her husband loved—and in the meantime she had her dogs for company. And then one cold February morning, when the last log has burned, Madame Verona sets off down the village path, with her cello and her memories, knowing that she will have no strength to climb the hill again. Poignant, precise, and perfectly structured, this is a story of one woman's tender and enduring love—as a wife, and as a widow.

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ISBN-13: 9781846271571
Publisher: Granta UK
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dimitri Verhulst is the author of a collection of short stories, a volume of poetry, and several novels, including Problemski Hotel.

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