Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
One summer night in 1808, Sobran Jodeau sets out to drown his love sorrows in his family's vineyard when he stumbles on an angel. Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage to wine production. But Xas turns out to be a far more mysterious character.
Compelling and erotic, The Vintner's Luck explores a decidedly unorthodox love story as Sobran eventually comes to love and be loved by both Xas and the young Countess de Valday, his friend and employer at the neighboring chateau.
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W 2000 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 1999 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 1999 and Book Data New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 1999.
Elizabeth Knox is in her thirties, and lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her family. The Vintner's Luck was a wonderful breakthrough novel, her first to be published in several countries outside her native New Zealand. She is married to the publisher of Victoria University Press, in Wellington.