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Woman Upstairs

Woman Upstairs

* The new novel from Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children, a top ten NYT bestseller in hardback and paperback in the US - Now to be published by Virago
Our Price: €5.00
Retail Price€18.75
ISBN/EAN9781844087310
Availability1 – 9 copies in stock
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Pub. Date: March 1 2012
Author: Messud, Claire
Format: Hardback
Pages:320
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I'm halfway through my life, or maybe more, and I'm finally awake to the fact that it's in my hands alone. I've believed in other people, had faith, been patient, waiting for my moment -- enough, already. Who have I been kidding? Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her art, which she makes alone, unseen. To be an artist is, she is sure, her real destiny. Then one day Reza Shahid appears in her classroom: eight years old, a perfect, beautiful boy. Reza's parents are on a year-long visit from Paris: Skandar, his father, has a fellowship at Harvard; Sirena, his mother, is a glamorous installation artist apparently on the brink of huge success. For that magical year, Nora is admitted into their charmed circle, and everything is transformed. Or so she believes. As it turns out, her liberation from the benign shackles of 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.
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