Bellefleur

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Series:
Gothic trilogy volume 1.
Publisher:
Harper Collins Publishers,
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
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A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythical Lake Noir. Written with a voluptuousness and immediacy unusual even for Oates, Bellefleur was hailed upon publication as the culmination of her work. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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9780062269171
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