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Clarisse - an honest woman
by Marianne Francis
Release Date: 04/02/13
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 200
Publisher: Patrician Press
Format ISBN Price
E-Book 978-0-9575751-1-0 4.50
Author Page: Marianne Francis
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Clarisse by Marianne Francis

Published as an eBook on Kindle Amazon (exclusively until June 24th 2013)

A woman’s life changes drastically after her husband dies suddenly and she develops breast cancer. The novel, which is episodic, rather than plot-driven, recounts her life in France and move to East Anglia; the people she meets; her reactions to death and illness and her refusal of conventional cancer treatment. The last chapter of the novel describes her journey of discovery to New Zealand. There is a surprise ending.

Marianne Francis has an MA in Creative Writing. She particularly enjoyed studying Oulipian Practice (OULIPO = Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, an informal group of French-speaking writers and mathematicians using constrained writing techniques). She lives in East Anglia and enjoys travelling. Clarisse is her first contemporary novel.

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