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The Snare

By Elizabeth Spencer
Introduction By Peggy Whitman Prenshaw
and Peggy Whitman Prenshaw

432 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, introduction

978-1-61703-686-6 Paper $25.00R

978-1-61703-687-3 Ebook $25.00

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A classic New Orleans story of good and evil

It is well known that New Orleans has its dark underside as well as its glowing visible delights. The journey that Julia Garrett, an intelligent, attractive, but driven girl, makes through the city's hidden labyrinth shapes the movement of this riveting novel. In crisscrossing the city from the secure world of home in the Garden District to the titillating world of the Vieux Carré, Julia risks physical and psychological peril. As she explores life on the other side, she becomes engulfed in the vortex of evil.

In The Snare, one of America's most highly acclaimed fiction writers explores the mystery of place and the mystifying duality of the human wish, with its desire for both dark and light. The book masterfully evokes the ineffable sense of excitement aroused by the sinister, exotic beauty of New Orleans and the men and women who inhabit its fecund streets.

Elizabeth Spencer, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the author of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir, and a play. Her novella The Light in the Piazza (1960) was adapted for the screen in 1962 and transformed into a Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name in 2005. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a charter member of Fellowship of Southern Writers.

432 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, introduction