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In Manhattan- just after the centurys turn- three thirty-year-old friends- Danielle- Marina and Julius- are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marinas young cousin Bootie - fresh from the provinces and keen- too- to make his mark - forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. The Emperors Children is a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world- and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything- for ever. Brilliant . . . a masterpiece Independent on Sunday Intelligent and unsparing . . . The Emperors Children is likely to be one of the most talked-about novels of the autumn . . . Buy two copies; give one to a friend The Economist Messuds prose is a timely and intensely pleasurable reminder of the possibilities of the English language. To use the word clarity about her style - dense- chaste- luminously intelligent - is to return the word to its origins; this is style as illumination- shining a searching yet sympathetic light on the minds and inner worlds of her characters- and as a radiant mode of moral inquiry The Times As large-hearted as it is ambitious- this is a novel that combines the old-fashioned art of storytelling with a clear-eyed view of the modern world Sunday Times...
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