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Nose: A Novel

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by James Conaway
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Nose: A Novel by James Conaway

In a gorgeous wine valley in northern California, the economic downturn has put a number of dreams on hold. But not so for wine critic Clyde Craven-Jones, a man whose ego nearly surpasses his substantial girth. During a routine tasting in advance of his eponymous publication's new issue, he blindly samples a selection of Cabernets. To his confounded delight, he discovers one bottle worthy of his highest score (a 20, on the Craven-Jones-on- Wine scale), an accolade he's never before awarded.

But the bottle has no origin, no one seems to know how it appeared on his doorstep--and that's a problem for a critic who's supposed to know everything. An investigation into the mystery Cabernet commences, led by the Clyde's wife, Claire, and a couple of underdogs--one a determined throw-back to ancient viticulture, the other a wine-stained, Pygmalion-esque scribbler--who by wit and luck rise on incoming tides of money, notoriety, and, yes, love.

The stage is set for this true theater of the varietals--where the reader joins the local vinous glitterati and subterranean enthusiasts hanging out in a seedy bar called the Glass Act. Soon Clyde Craven-Jones finds himself in a compromised position in a fermentation tank, a prominent family finds its internal squabble a public scandal, and a lowly vintner seeks redemption for a decades-old wrongdoing. James Conaway's Nose is a witty, delectable, and fast-paced novel that, like a good Cabernet, only grows truly enjoyable once opened.

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Pages: 336
Size: 641 KB
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781250022639 (DRM-EPUB)

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