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Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott Summary

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘The new Donna Tartt.’ Vogue 'Brilliantly captures Capote’s acid wit and his dramatic downfall.' The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' - Sunday Times 'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' – Rose Tremain ___________________________ They told him everything. He told everyone else. Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words. A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ ______________________________ 'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' – William Boyd 'Scandalous, frenetic, amusing and tragic.' – Daily Mail 'Our generation’s The Secret History' – Pendora 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – Kate Williams, bestselling author of Josephine

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Swan Song by Robert McCammon Summary

In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.

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Swan Song by Lisa Alther Summary

A new novel, funny, wise, moving, true, as only Lisa Alther can write ("she had me laughing at 4 in the morning" --Doris Lessing), set on a cruise ship, about a woman, a doctor in charge of the ship's clinic, recovering from the loss of her longtime female lover, a much-admired writer, and coping with the high-wire madcappery of cruise ship life as she reckons with her past and feels her way into the future. Dr. Jessie Drake, in her mid-sixties, following the sudden deaths of her parents and Kat, her partner of twenty years, has fled the Vermont life she has known for decades. In an effort to escape the oppressive constancy of grief, she accepts a job from an old flame from her residency in New York City's Roosevelt Hospital, and agrees to assist Ben as the ship's doctor on a British liner. Jessie boards in Hong Kong, and, as the Amphitrite sails throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East, cruise ship antics ensue. Jessie is lulled back into a long-ago romance with the ship's co-doctor, and both she and her new/old beau become enmeshed with the ship's lead (female) singer/entertainer. Among the passengers who fling socialized behavior aside on the high seas: a former Florida beauty queen (Miss Florida Power and Light) on a second honeymoon with her husband, as she causes high-velocity scandal, while juggling onboard affairs with a suicidal golf pro, and a defrocked priest hired as one of the liner's gentleman hosts, until she vanishes--poof!--from the ship off the coast of Portugal . . . As the ship sails through the Gulf of Aden and into a possible hijacking by Somali pirates, Jessie retreats into her lover's journals, written during her final months, journals filled with sketches of potential characters, observations on life and love--as well as drafts of a long new poem in progress, "Swan Song," that seems to be about being in love with someone else, someone new. As Jessie's grief turns to suspicion about the woman she thought she knew so well, her illumination of the poem's meaning begins to lift the constraints of the past and make clear the way toward the future.

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Swan Song by John Galsworthy Summary

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Swan Song: Part 1

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Swan Song: Part 1 by Dorison Xavier,Herzet Summary

1917. Nivelle "The Butcher" commands the French Army, and the attacks he keeps ordering are pointless slaughters. The soldiers can't take it anymore. Discontent is turning into rebellion, and a petition begins to circulate in secret. When it makes its way to the men of Sergeant Sabiane, they see an opportunity, and what started as a simple cry of defiance becomes a full-blown mutiny when a handful of them decide to take the petition to Paris...

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Swan Song by Daniel West Summary

Legend has it that swans remain silent their entire life. When a swan realizes that their life is about to end, they break their lifetime of silence and sing a parting song to the world. In that song, they share all of the love, joy, and pain that they experienced in their life. In that song, they pass along all of the knowledge that they accumulated, in an attempt to keep that knowledge from being lost. If you ever get the privilege of hearing a swan sing, you will never forget that moment. Because, there can be no sound that is more beautiful, or more touching, than the song of a swan.

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Swan Song by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Summary

"Swan Song" by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (translated by Marian Fell). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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The Swan Song by Mike Johnson Summary

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Swan Song by Brian Stableford Summary

In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds such as New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the prototype vessel of a new starship.... Having escaped from his contract with Charlot, Grainger is hounded by the Caradoc Commpany, who wants to extract everything from his brain about his former employer. But Charlot has other plans, and Grainger suddenly finds himself back on the Hooded Swan, leading a rescue mission for the Swan's sister ship in the bizarre Nightingale Nebula. This last voyage proves costlier than the previous ones, as Grainger must risk not only his life--but his very soul! Hooded Swan, Book Six.

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Swan Song by William Hairston Summary

When Frederick Magee learned of the death of his former fiancee's father. he knew that his family life-with his now pregnant wife and ten-year-old daughter-would be in grave danger. Immediately, he makes plans to relocate his family out of town, to prevent his wife from learning of his infidelity with his former fiancee, which produced a son a year younger than his daughter. However, his domineering mother refuses to go along, and, also, to allow him to leave her and the business he manages for the family. To prevent her son's relocation efforts, she sets about exposing his past unfaithful deeds. Frederick and his mother, locked it a survival struggle, cause a violent injury resulting in her death.

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Swan Song by Mali Berger Summary

Swan Song: The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance emerged from a desire to write an inside story, an autobiography of the dream, muse and odd vision that never quite lets go of our memory. These inner senses from childhood to old age wanted a book, in fact demanded one. I recalled a story about an old, wisdom-woman in Ireland who each morning chose one of her lifetime journals, let it fall open to any page, and then spent her rocking chair days remembering that single day out of her years. Climbing a ladder, I pulled down twenty-five years of dated journals, stacked them on a wooden table, and proceeded to draw out memorable events that I used for Book One of Swan Song, created in New York City. It was becoming a novel with actual events that I had lived. However, something totally mysterious occurred. I began to experience the strangest dreams of my life. Several times a week I would find myself in Medieval Galway, Ireland, in a poor tenement or slum in the loft of Brian. I was telling him that he and his love must leave because bad times were coming. Brian saw me, wasnt afraid, believed my words and made plans for himself and his love, Daniela, to immigrate to New York. I dont want to tell readers anything else about the dreams or how they took over the novel and my life as I flew from JFK to Galway to dream the story on location. I have known for a long time that the inner senses control our outer, physical life. Not the other way around. We are taught that what happens during our awake days may become dreams. Wrong. Our dreams come first and regulate our physical days. Many years ago I read a few of Jane Roberts, Seth books. Now, in the midst of Swan Song, his ideas flowered again. Thus, the autobiography, fiction and research novel took on a whole new life and my inside story truly became The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance.

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Swan Song by Colin Thiele Summary

An adventure story combining excitement, drama, tragedy and hope, set in a fragile natural environment. In Swan Song, Colin Thiele revisits the Coorong, the haunting setting of his classic story STORM BOY. Mitch Bird also lives in the Coorong. The son of a wildlife ranger, he rears a black swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

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Swan Song by Robert Edric Summary

Hull, autumn 2005 and private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself at the overheated heart of an inquiry into the savage killing of several young women. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, he soon discovers not only that this suspect is not involved in the killings, but that several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to a single perpetrator. In pursuing his case, Rivers has to contend with an ambitious, career-minded Chief of Police, who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself, sacrificing not only Rivers but also his own colleagues along the way. Set against a backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Robert Edric reveals a world of exploitation and ambition; a world of old men who burnish their festering grievances and vanities; and a world of long-suppressed but finally uncontainable brutality, in this final volume of a trilogy of outstanding and acclaimed contemporary noir.

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Swan Song by Shalan Edwards Summary

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Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance

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Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance by Katherine Isobel Baxter Summary

In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.

A Swan-Song Betrayed

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A Swan-Song Betrayed by Josephine Bell Summary

Anita Armstrong had once been a notable bestseller. But that was before the war, before her marriage, and before her impulse to write died with her husband. Now, as elderly widowed Mrs. Grosshouse, living peacefully and unknown in Devon, Anita begins a new novel, anxiously, hopefully feeling her way and finding it grow. Her literary agent and former publisher are politely cautious, but friends are encouraging and she manages to enlist the services of a girl called Judy to do the typing. Trouble only starts when Judy and her boyfriend Chris appear to be taking much more impatient interest in the progress of Anita’s book than its author is even aware of.

Swan Song for a Singer

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Swan Song for a Singer by Barbara E. Trombley Summary

Swan Song for a Singer: A Demetria Crawford Mystery is the third exciting novel in a series. Demetria Crawford and her Yorkshire Terrier named Poochini return to New York City from London to resume her singing career. Tria is a crippled opera singer and amateur detective, who is lovely, intelligent, and curious. Her Yorkie is her devoted protector. Her friends, Charles, Maggie, and David, who previously joined in Tria's adventures in A Muted Melody and The Missing Maestro, are always ready to help her in any way they can. They added two young British orphans to their New York journey. The children had been severely abused, and Tria has vowed to educate them and find them a safe place to live. Tria plans to star in the New York production of an opera that will allow for her wheelchair's staging. In addition to resuming her career, she intensifies her physical therapy, hoping she will walk again so she can return to her former life that was interrupted by her accident. On her return to the opera house, she encounters gorgeous music and dedicated artists, but also experiences jealousy from operatic rivals, as well as anger, intrigue, drug smuggling, and even murder. When Charles is falsely accused of the murder, Tria and Poochini begin snooping so they can find the real culprit. Will the two sleuths be successful? About the Author Massachusetts native Barbara E. Trombley lives in Pilgrim country in an oceanfront colonial home on Cape Cod. Previously a professional singer, actor, director, and teacher, she now writes full-time. She is working on her next book. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/BarbaraETrombley