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The Woman Upstairs
Author: Claire Messud

ISBN: 9781844087334
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2 January 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.6
The stunning new novel from Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children, a top ten NYT bestseller.

Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her art, which she makes alone, unseen.

One day Reza Shahid appears in her classroom: eight years old, a perfect, beautiful boy. Reza's father has a fellowship at Harvard and his mother is a glamorous and successful installation artist. Nora is admitted into their charmed circle, and everything is transformed. Or so she believes. Liberation from her old life is not quite what it seems, and she is about to suffer a betrayal more monstrous than anything she could have imagined.

About the Author

Claire Messud was born in 1966 and was educated at Yale and at Cambridge. She is the author of three novels including The Emperor's Children, a New York Times bestseller, and two novellas. She lives in Boston with her husba...

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