Book ‘Briefly, A Delicious Life’ by Nell Stevens

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An unforgettable debut novel from an award-winning writer: a lively, daring ghost story about a teenage ghost who falls in love with a writer who doesn’t know she exists. In 1473, fourteen-year-old Blanca dies in a hilltop monastery in Mallorca. Nearly four hundred years later, when George Sand, her two children, and her lover Frederic Chopin arrive in the village, Blanca is still there: a spirited, funny, righteous ghost, she’s been hanging around the monastery since her accidental death, spying on the monks and the townspeople and keeping track of her descendants. Blanca is enchanted the moment she sees George, and the magical novel unfolds as a story of deeply felt, unrequited longing — the impossible love of a teenage ghost for a woman...
Publisher: Scribner (July 19, 2022)  Pages: 304 pages  ISBN-10: 1982190949  ISBN-13: 978-1982190941  ASIN:‎ B09JPHFJM1

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About the author: Nell Stevens is the author of Bleaker House and The Victorian & the Romantic, which won the 2019 Somerset Maugham Award. She was shortlisted for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award and her writing has been published in The New York Times, Vogue, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, The GuardianGranta,and elsewhere. Nell is an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Warwick.