This is the story of the teenage Sagesse Labasse and her family, French Algerian emigrants haunted by a past which refuses to relinquish its grasp. It is a novel about secrets and ghosts, love and honour, the stories we tell ourselves and the lies to which we cling.
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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 HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780156011655
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