An exploration of divergent lives - two sisters, Virginia and Emmy. Virginia has lived all her life with her domineering and eccentric mother. Emmy emigrated to Australia as a young woman and set up house there with a rich husband. In middle age, the sisters both find themselves facing crises.
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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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Book Description Granta Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140140999