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Is Emilia, the wicked stepmother incarnate? Passionately in love with her husband, Emilia has a secret, guilty loathing for her precocious little stepson, William - a forty-year-old in a five-year-old's body, whom she picks up from nursery every Wednesday afternoon. He is lactose intolerant, she feeds him dairy products; he mustn't get cold, she pushes him - accidentally - into the pond in Central Park. How can she forgive William for living, when her own cherished child has gone? 'Moving and darkly funny, romantic, shocking, painful page-turner...says something new and interesting about women, families and love' - "New York Times". 'One moment I was laughing out loud...the next I had tears pouring down...whether you're a parent or not, you can't fail to be moved' - "Daily Express".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552772921
ISBN-10: 0552772925
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman was a criminal defence lawyer before she became a full-time writer. She is married to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon and they live in California with their four children.Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is her first novel to be published in the UK.

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