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The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1998 - from The Last Word (SKU: 000411)

The Vintner's Luck

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The Vintner's Luck

by Elizabeth Knox

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  • Signed
  • First
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ISBN 10
0864733429
ISBN 13
9780864733429
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Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 1998. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Cover. Very Good. In clear mylar Brodart cover - Owners single name also. Flat signed by author on title page. First editions/first printings have no mention of any awards on the cover and have the number line ending with a 1

Publisher Notes A novel of angels, wine, and love without boundaries set in nineteenth-century Burgundy. One summer night in 1808, Sobran Jodeau sets out to drown his love sorrows in his family's vineyard. Drunk, he stumbles on an angel: "Someone had set a statue down on the ridge. Sobran blinked and swayed. For a second he saw what he knew--gilt, paint and varnish, the sculpted labial eye of a church statue. Then he swooned while still walking forward, and the angel stood quickly to catch him." Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage to wine production. But Xas turns out to be a far more mysterious character. A favorite of both God and Satan, he is, unlike other angels, allowed to go freely about the world, collecting earthly roses for his garden. Sobran and Xas agree to meet on this night every year of Sobran's life, and eventually man and angel fall in passionate love, complicating both their lives. Compelling and erotic, The Vintner's Luck explores a decidedly unorthodox love story as Sobran eventually comes to love and be loved by both Xas and the young Countess de Valday, his friend and employer at the neighboring château.

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Bookseller
The Last Word NZ (NZ)
Bookseller's Inventory #
000411
Title
The Vintner's Luck
Author
Elizabeth Knox
Format/binding
Glossy Pictorial Cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0864733429
ISBN 13
9780864733429
Publisher
Victoria University Press
Place of Publication
Wellington, New Zealand
Date Published
1998
Bookseller catalogs
New Zealand Fiction;

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