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The Emperor's Children

Messud, Claire

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ISBN 10: 030726419X / ISBN 13: 9780307264190
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Seventh printing. Signed and dated by the author on the title page: "Claire Messud / November 9, 2006." Quarter-bound in gray paper-covered boards with a black cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is tight and unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $25.00); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002835

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Title: The Emperor's Children

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Synopsis:

A bestselling, masterful novel about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way—and not—in New York City.

There is beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite—an “It” girl finishing her first book; the daughter of Murray Thwaite, celebrated intellectual and journalist—and her two closest friends from Brown, Danielle, a quietly appealing television producer, and Julius, a cash-strapped freelance critic. The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray’s nephew, Frederick “Bootie” Tubb, an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark, comes to town. As the skies darken, it is Bootie’s unexpected decisions—and their stunning, heartbreaking outcome—that will change each of their lives forever.

A richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—of innocence and experience, seduction and self-invention; of ambition, including literary ambition; of glamour, disaster, and promise—The Emperor’s Children is a tour de force that brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment.

New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

About the Author:

Claire Messud’s first novel, When the World Was Steady, and her book of novellas, The Hunters, were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; her second novel, The Last Life, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an Editor’s Choice at The Village Voice. All three books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Radcliffe Fellowship, and is the current recipient of the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.

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