The interior lives of three generations on a quest for love and beauty are explored. Louise strives to reclaim her youth, her daughter Marietta searches for beauty in lofty ideas and in her obsession for her son Mark, who believes love is to be found in the pursuit of money and young lovers.
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Brilliantly readable (Auberon Waugh, Daily Mail)
The scenes are so precisely balanced and counterpoised that each enriches and illuminates (Listener)
Praise for her previous work:
A writer of genius ... a writer of world class - a master storyteller (Sunday Times)
Each work has her hallmark of balance, subtlety, wry humor and beauty (New York Times Book Review)
Among the best fiction written about the country since A Passage to India (Observer)
Deliciously comic (Daily Telegraph)
Her tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature (Guardian)
Booker prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's brilliant, sharply ironic portrait of a small group of wealthy Europeans exiled in New York.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140069216
Book Description 1984-06-28., 1984. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 192pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1200769
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