The Emperor's Children Messud, Claire

The Emperor's Children

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Danielle, a junior television producer, is on the hunt for the documentary idea that will make her reputation; Marina, the beautiful daughter of a famous and wealthy liberal journalist and intellectual, is desperate to prove her worth - while unsure exactly of how this is to be achieved; Julius, a freelance writer of devastating book reviews, is determined to live a fabulous Manhattan lifestyle on a budget of nothing at all.

The Emperor's Children follows these three friends - and their overlapping social and family circles - through their day-to-day lives, their perceived struggles and successes and their constant search for meaning and authenticity. Sweeping in scope, minutely perceptive about the nuances of Manhattan life, with richly drawn characters and vivid prose, The Emperor's Children is a finely textured portrait of a particular place at a particular moment - and a haunting illustration how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever. It reveals Claire Messud as a novelist in bloom, writing at the height of her powers.

'Messud writes with precision, humour and loveliness, spinning entire universes like plates . . . A book of dazzling reach' Observer

`Claire Messud's new novel will make her name ... 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' Economist



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780330451093
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 : 178 mm x 111 mm
WEIGHT : 304 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : Danielle, a junior television producer, is on the hunt for the documentary idea that will make her reputation; Marina, the beautiful daughter of a famous and wealthy liberal journalist and intellectual, is desperate to prove her worth - while unsure exactly of how this is to be achieved; Julius, a freelance writer of devastating book reviews, is determined to live a fabulous Manhattan lifestyle on a budget of nothing at all. The Emperor's Children follows these three friends - and their overlapping social and family circles - through their day-to-day lives, their perceived struggles and successes and their constant search for meaning and authenticity. Sweeping in scope, minutely perceptive about the nuances of Manhattan life, with richly drawn characters and vivid prose, The Emperor's Children is a finely textured portrait of a particular place at a particular moment - and a haunting illustration how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever. It reveals Claire Messud as a novelist in bloom, writing at the height of her powers. 'Messud writes with precision, humour and loveliness, spinning entire universes like plates . . . A book of dazzling reach' Observer `Claire Messud's new novel will make her name ... 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' Economist PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780330451093 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 : 178 mm x 111 mm WEIGHT : 304 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items