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When the world was steady

Author: Claire Messud
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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In this highly acclaimed novel by the author of The Emperor's Children, life isn't all Emmy and Virginia Simpson might have hoped. When Emmy's marriage to an Australian man ends, she flees her home in Sydney for the tropical paradise of Bali to "find herself"--Only to become embroiled with an eclectic crew of international misfits and smugglers. Her sister Virginia, meanwhile, has never wandered far outside of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Messud
ISBN: 9780307279514 0307279510
OCLC Number: 133165558
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books 1994 in association with Penguin Books.
Description: 270 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Claire Messud.

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In this highly acclaimed novel by the author of The Emperor's Children, life isn't all Emmy and Virginia Simpson might have hoped. When Emmy's marriage to an Australian man ends, she flees her home in Sydney for the tropical paradise of Bali to "find herself"--Only to become embroiled with an eclectic crew of international misfits and smugglers. Her sister Virginia, meanwhile, has never wandered far outside of London. Prim and pious, Virginia is struggling to find meaning in her life and her aging mother thinks a visit to the Isle of Skye is just what she needs. On these two islands halfway around the world, the middle-aged sisters confront their lives and their destinies with unexpected consequences. --Publisher's description.

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