Two Sisters

Gore Vidal


Sisters is Gore Vidal's fictional memoir of a love affair with a stunning set of twins in post-war Paris - a narrative skilfully interwoven with notebooks, diaries and the shiny fragment of a screenplay set in historical Greece. In seductive settings from a brothel in a Parisian backstreet to the rooftops of seventies Rome, Vidal assembles his characters, actual and imagined: Cocteau and Tennessee Williams, Gide and Mailer rub shoulders with creations as unforgettable because the getting older femme fatale Marietta Donegal and Hollywood hustler and flagellant Murray Morris. All are sure jointly in a mesmerising fiction that builds to a rare end.

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