De Potter's Grand Tour

De Potter's Grand Tour

A gripping novel about a seemingly charmed marriage and a mysterious disappearance at sea

In 1905, a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector named Armand de Potter mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Greece. His body is never recovered and his wife is left to manage his affairs on her own. But as she starts to piece together his life, she realizes that everything was not as he had said. Infused with details from letters and diary entries, the narrative… (more)

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Much of “De Potter’s Grand Tour” relies on an informational mode of telling that sounds like nonfiction, cheerfully descriptive and bristling with graphic details, if at the same time disengaged. Too often the effect is to keep the characters at arm’s length, as though we’re viewing them across a barrier of velvet ropes — as though we’re on a tour.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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