Dangerous Pity

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  • “superbly depicts a rich cast of characters, and captures the city of Nice in all its varied moods” ––Fantastic Fiction
  • “Elizabeth Wassell has a talent for in-depth description of personality characterization. The novel moves right along, a page turner! The story takes place in Nice, France where the author resides with husband, poet laureat, John Montague. Although comparisons can always be made, her style is unique. "Dangerous Pity" is a study of human nature and how personality structure dictates one's actions. The action flows a la Charles Dickens. Highly Recommended.” --A. Lamarca, Amazon Reviews

Meet The Author

Elizabeth Wassell was born in New York and now divides her time between County Cork and Nice, France. She is the author of The Honey Plain (1997, Wolfhound Press), Sleight of Hand (1999, Merlin Publishing), and The Thing He Loves (2001, Brandon). In addition, her short stories have appeared in various publications, including the Dublin Review and the Irish Times. She was married to the poet John Montague, and lives in Nice.

Dangerous Pity tells the story of Sebastian Clare, a well-known author living in the south of France, who is slowly coming to terms with the death of his mother. Onto the scene arrives the impish Ursula, a former student, who quickly insinuates herself into his life.

Sebastian casts his mind back to the time when he and his wife, Claudia, had taken on a driver who became a menacing presence. Ursula continues her parasitic existence in Sebastian’s life until events take a dramatic turn. The central characters mix desire, regret, grief and obsession in a heady cocktail, and the descriptions of Nice and its cultural landscape are beautifully intriguing.

Weight 0.317 kg