The Emperor's Children
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'
`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'
`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'
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|
WEIGHT : 470 g
SERIES : Picador Classic
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