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The Jade Cabinet
 

The Jade Cabinet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ducornet, Rikki

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Made speechless by her eccentric father, the beautiful Etheria is traded for a piece of precious jade. Memory, her sister, tells her story, that of a childhood enlivened by Lewis Carroll and an orangutan named Dr. Johnson and envenomed by the pernicious courtship of Radulph Tubbs... read full description below.

ISBN 9781564781734
Published 15 March 1994 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series American Literature (Dalkey Archive)
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ISBN-13 9781564781734
ISBN-10 1564781739
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date 15 March 1994
International Publication Date 25 September 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ducornet, Rikki
Series American Literature (Dalkey Archive)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 224mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Carroll, Lewis
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Made speechless by her eccentric father, the beautiful Etheria is traded for a piece of precious jade. Memory, her sister, tells her story, that of a childhood enlivened by Lewis Carroll and an orangutan named Dr. Johnson and envenomed by the pernicious courtship of Radulph Tubbs, Queen Victoria's own Dragon of Industry. The novel travels from Oxford to Egypt where one million ibis mummies wait to be transformed into fertilizer, where Baconfield the architect will cause a pyramid to collapse, and where a scorned and bloated hunger artist who speaks in tongues will plot a bloody revenge. The fourth element in a tetralogy of novels - Earth (The Stain), Fire (Entering Fire), Water (The Fountains of Neptune) and Air - The Jade Cabinet is both a riveting novel and a reflection on the nature of memory and desire, language and power. Following the novel is an afterword, Waking to Eden , in which Ducornet reflects on the sources for her writing and on the quartet of novels completed by The Jade Cabinet.

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Author's Bio

Rikki Ducornet (born Erica DeGre, April 19, 1943 in Canton, New York) is an American postmodernist, writer, poet, and artist.

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