Madame Melville and the General from America (Paperback)
Grove Press, 9780802138446, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 20, 2001
Madame Melville, set in Paris in 1966, before that city exploded in protest, presents the story of a fifteen-year-old American, Carl, and his beautiful teacher, Claudie Melville. The Daily Telegraph praised Madame Melville as "a play about art, music, friendship and the irrecoverable, unforgettable moment when an adolescent realizes that the world is full of wonder". The General from America provides a rich portrait of Benedict Arnold. Nelson's account of Arnold's search for love and country, and his discovery of only compromise and despair, will haunt readers and audiences.