The Emperor's Children
By (author) Claire Messud
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Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
Book DescriptionIn 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330444484
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claire Messud
When Memory Comes, Hardback (November 2016)
Originally published: 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
Strangers on a Train, Hardback (September 2016)
The classic thriller behind the Hitchcock film, and Highsmith's first novel - soon to be remade by David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, with a screenplay by Gillian Flynn.
Emperor's Children, Paperback (August 2015)
In the glittering tradition of Edith Wharton, The Emperor's Children examines life in upper-crust Manhattan, and tells a compelling story of ambition, vanity and tragedy
Alice Neel: Drawings and Watercolours 1927-1978, Hardback (July 2015)» View all books by Claire Messud
Drawing was a fundamental, stand-alone component of Alice Neel's practice, persistently pursued alongside painting, for which she is primarily known. Her drawings reveal a more private and intimate nature than her paintings and as such reflect her deep sensitivity to these subjects. This title deals with her work.
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Author Biography - Claire Messud
Claire Messud was born in the United States in 1966. She was educated at Yale and Cambridge. She is the author of When The World Was Steady , which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Hunters and The Last Life, which won the Encore Prize.
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