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Publisher Comments:

Following the acclaimed Criminals comes a spellbinding new novel that confirms Margot Livesey's place "right up there," as Liz Smith wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "in the realm of P. D. James and the esteemed Patricia Highsmith."

What if — by stroke of fortune — you could start afresh, could wipe away that catastrophic blunder in your past? And to what lengths would you go to establish that in fact you'd done nothing wrong at all? After an accident robs Hazel of three years' worth of memory, just such an opportunity is granted to Jonathan, undone by his betrayal of this woman, whom he professes to love above all. While he begins to rewrite their history, two other misfits — an American sojourner and a luckless English actress — knock about London, each of them haunted by indelible memories they would much rather forget. Eventually their hopes of redemption draw them toward Jonathan's house, where Hazel has become a virtual prisoner . . .

Replete with compelling characters and extravagantly plotted, The Missing World weaves together these separate quests for love and truth in a manner both thrilling and, ultimately, revealing about our imperfect lives.

Review:

"Adroitly paced, meticulously plotted, and increasingly suspenseful, the novel transcends its genre as psychological thriller. Livesey's characterizations are rich and resonant, imbuing the narrative with integrity and complexity. Once again, she has written a book that begs to be read in one sitting, and rewards the reader with insights into the hidden wellsprings of human behavior." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

A native of Scotland, Margot Livesey lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London. She is the author of the novels Homework and Criminals, and of Learning by Heart, a collection of stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375405815
Author:
Livesey, Margot
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
London
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Amnesia
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Traffic accidents
Subject:
Psychoses
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.70x5.95x1.23 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Adroitly paced, meticulously plotted, and increasingly suspenseful, the novel transcends its genre as psychological thriller. Livesey's characterizations are rich and resonant, imbuing the narrative with integrity and complexity. Once again, she has written a book that begs to be read in one sitting, and rewards the reader with insights into the hidden wellsprings of human behavior." Publishers Weekly
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