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The seduction of water

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For Iris Greenfeder--all but published, all but a professor, and all but married to her boyfriend of ten years--the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime--and nestled inside is the sad story of her mother's death, a strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. When Iris returns to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother's biography and search for her mother's missing manuscript, she unravels a haunting mystery that threatens to envelop her.
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Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the "buts" are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime--and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother's former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother's biography and search for the missing manuscript--and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . .

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subject_facet Biographers -- Fiction, Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction, Hotels -- Fiction, Maternal deprivation -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Women teachers -- Fiction
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