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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Pianists -- Fiction,
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul Pickering.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6066.I258 L46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23725005M
ISBN 109781439168530
LC Control Number2009036466
OCLC/WorldCa419816211

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  He is escorted by Lola, the wife of a feared Congolese military officer–even the leopard has a wife, says a Swahili proverb– and her adolescent brother; in the course of their journey, Smiles and Lola fall in love, and Lola’s brother discovers Smiles’s diary and the barbaric past it : The Leopard (Italian: Il Gattopardo, "The Serval"; alternative title: Le Guépard) is a Italian epic period drama film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel of the same title.. The film features an international cast including the American Burt Lancaster, the Frenchman Alain Delon, the Italian Claudia Cardinale (who is dubbed in the Italian. ""The Leopard's Wife" is full of surprises. In his atmospheric and evocative new novel, Paul Pickering weaves Congolese politics, suspense and classical music into an exotic tapestry." --Eugene Drucker, author of "The Savior" "An unusual book. Christine Feehan is the the New York Times bestselling author of the Leopard Series, which now contains 14 books. Feline shifters fight each other for dominance and territory while learning to control the beast they become.