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Description - The Last Life by Claire Messud

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old girl with a ruthless regard for truth, The Last Life is a beautifully told novel of lies and ghosts, love and honor. Set in colonial Algeria, and in the south of France and New England, it is the tale of the LaBasse family, whose quiet integrity is shattered by the shots from a grandfather's rifle. As their world suddenly begins to crumble, long-hidden shame emerges: a son abandoned by the family before he was even born, a mother whose identity is not what she has claimed, a father whose act of defiance brings Hotel Bellevue-the family business-to its knees. Messud skillfully and inexorably describes how the stories we tell ourselves, and the lies to which we cling, can turn on us in a moment. It is a work of stunning power from a writer to watch.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780156011655
ISBN-10: 0156011654
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 134mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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