The Vintner's Luck

The Vintner's Luck

A Novel

Book - 2000
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One summer night in 1808, Sobran Jodeau sets out to drown his love sorrows in his family's vineyard when he stumbles on an angel. Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage to wine production. But Xas turns out to be a far more mysterious character. Compelling and erotic, The Vintner's Luck explores a decidedly unorthodox love story as Sobran eventually comes to love and be loved by both Xas and the young Countess de Valday, his friend and employer at the neighboring chateau.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000, c1998.
Edition: 1st Picador USA Paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780312264109
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 12, 2012

Some of this book was interesting. I was determined to get to the end of it, always reticent to not finish a book. I found some of the writing obtuse and hard to get my mind around, but perhaps that is just me.
I am not certain that the "alternative" lifestyle would have been accepted so readily in the period represented, but poetic licence extends...
Not not recommended, would be interested to read other comments.

Jul 27, 2012

A New Zealand writer. The book is set in 19th century France about being visited by an angel. Not recommended.


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