When the World Was Steady

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9780140140996: When the World Was Steady

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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" [Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
" A fine first novel, and the ' first' is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth."
-- "The New Yorker"
" In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book."
-- "The Independent on Sunday "(London)
" Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses."
-- "The Chicago Tribune"

"[Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A fine first novel, and the 'first' is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth."
--"The New Yorker"
"In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book."
--"The Independent on Sunday "(London)
"Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses."
--"The Chicago Tribune"

"[Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent." --"The New York Times Book Review""A fine first novel, and the 'first' is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth." --"The New Yorker""In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book." --"The Independent on Sunday "(London)"Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses." --"The Chicago Tribune"

[Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent. "The New York Times Book Review" A fine first novel, and the first is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth. "The New Yorker" In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book. "The Independent on Sunday "(London) Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses. "The Chicago Tribune""

[Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent. The New York Times Book Review A fine first novel, and the first is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth. The New Yorker In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book. The Independent on Sunday (London) Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses. The Chicago Tribune"

"[Messud is] a novelist of unnerving talent." --The New York Times Book Review"A fine first novel, and the 'first' is deceptive, for its author has the daring and assurance to take on Iris Murdoch-like questions about goodness and truth." --The New Yorker"In its rich detail and its humor, this is a wry, uplifting book." --The Independent on Sunday (London)"Beautiful. . . . [Messud] proceeds, sentence by sentence, image by image, character by character, to create a fully realized, multi-layered world. . . . [She] has the imagination, the craft and the understanding of human nature to write about anything she chooses." --The Chicago Tribune

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An exploration of the divergent lives of two sisters, Virginia and Emmy, and how, in middle age, both find themselves facing crises.

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Messud, Claire
Published by Granta Books (1994)
ISBN 10: 0140140999 ISBN 13: 9780140140996
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