The Emperor's Children Messud, Claire

The Emperor's Children

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In Manhattan, just after the century's turn, three thirty-year-old friends, Danielle, Marina and Julius, are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marina's young cousin Bootie - fresh from the provinces and keen, too, to make his mark - forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. The Emperor's Children is a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever.

`Brilliant . . . a masterpiece'

Independent on Sunday

`Intelligent and unsparing . . . The Emperor's Children is likely to be one of the most talked-about novels of the autumn . . . Buy two copies; give one to a friend'

The Economist

`Messud's prose is a timely and intensely pleasurable reminder of the possibilities of the English language. To use the word clarity about her style - dense, chaste, luminously intelligent - is to return the word to its origins; this is style as illumination, shining a searching yet sympathetic light on the minds and inner worlds of her characters, and as a radiant mode of moral inquiry'

The Times

`As large-hearted as it is ambitious, this is a novel that combines the old-fashioned art of storytelling with a clear-eyed view of the modern world'

Sunday Times



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780330444484
BY (AUTHOR) Messud, Claire
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : April 06, 2007
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 132 mm
WEIGHT : 470 g
SERIES : Picador Classic

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : In Manhattan, just after the century's turn, three thirty-year-old friends, Danielle, Marina and Julius, are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marina's young cousin Bootie - fresh from the provinces and keen, too, to make his mark - forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. The Emperor's Children is a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever. `Brilliant . . . a masterpiece' Independent on Sunday `Intelligent and unsparing . . . The Emperor's Children is likely to be one of the most talked-about novels of the autumn . . . Buy two copies; give one to a friend' The Economist `Messud's prose is a timely and intensely pleasurable reminder of the possibilities of the English language. To use the word clarity about her style - dense, chaste, luminously intelligent - is to return the word to its origins; this is style as illumination, shining a searching yet sympathetic light on the minds and inner worlds of her characters, and as a radiant mode of moral inquiry' The Times `As large-hearted as it is ambitious, this is a novel that combines the old-fashioned art of storytelling with a clear-eyed view of the modern world' Sunday Times PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780330444484 BY (AUTHOR) Messud, Claire PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : April 06, 2007 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 132 mm WEIGHT : 470 g SERIES : Picador Classic PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items