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In their heyday on the vaudeville stages of  the early twentieth century, Dora Chance and her twin sister, Nora--unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day--were known as the Lucky Chances, with private lives as colorful and erratic as their careers. But now, at age 75, Dora is typing up their life story, and it is a tale indeed that Angela Carter tells. A writer known for the richness of her imagination and wit as well as her feminist insights into matters large and small, she created in Wise Children an effervescent family saga that manages to celebrate the lore and magic of show business while also exploring the connections between parent and child, the transitory and the immortal, authenticity and falsehood.

About the Author

Angela Carter (1940-1992) was the author of many novels (including Nights at the Circus)¸ collections of short stories, plays, and books for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374291334
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Carter, Angela
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Women entertainers
Subject:
Twins -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Series Volume:
no. 312
Publication Date:
20071210
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 in

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