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My Riviera
Sharon Dilworth

Publication date: February 13, 2018


Carnegie Mellon Short Fiction Series

Carnegie Mellon
2018 • 192 pp. 5 x 8"
Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-629-6



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Suddenly exiled from Paris by her father, fifteen-year-old Agnes finds herself living in the south of France with her sister Sophie, her ailing grandfather and two servants in the family’s long-neglected summer villa. Without any friends, they begin exploring the Riviera as a means of distracting themselves from the mysterious scandal that has sent their family south.

It is a confusing place for Agnes to come of age: the beauty of the ocean and the clarity of the light are no match for the opaque intrigues that swirl around her life. This Riviera is a place where people come to reinvent themselves, regardless of the consequences.

Reviews / Endorsements



“It was a pleasure to sink into My Riviera, a novel immersed in beauty and charm in a ruined villa in the south of France. Sharon Dilworth brings together a nostalgic setting and a family mystery during a magical year in the lives of two sisters who discover they have much to learn about life and love and most of all, about each other.”—Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

“A breathless coming-of-age story set in Nice, France, post-World War II, where the Pernod is cold and the beaches are hot with expectation. Love is elusive and young and desperate in Dilworth’s homage to a time when family loyalties never wavered no matter what the cost.”—Michele Lowe, winner of the Francesca Primus Prize for Inana



SHARON DILWORTH lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is director of creative writing in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English.



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