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Zoe and her mother have led a quiet life together in their London flat, a life that everyone thought would continue in the same manner forever. But when her mother suddenly finds love again and moves with her new husband to Nice, Zoe embraces her newfound freedom and seems to thrive in her independent life. Her liberation is cut short when her stepfather unexpectedly dies and leaves behind mysteries and less wealth than he appeared to have. Zoe’s mother falls strangely ill, and while Zoe tries to come to terms with an uncertain future, she begins to follow the movements of a reclusive and alluring man. “Brookner works a spell on the reader; being under it is both an education and a delight,” said The Washington Post Book World of Anita Brookner, and she stays true to form in The Bay of Angels, another stunning novel by a master.

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Newly liberated by her mother's sudden marriage and subsequent move to France, Zoe's freedom is cut short by the unexpected death of her stepfather and the mysteries surrounding his life, her mother's sudden illness, and her own struggle to come to terms with an uncertain future. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simon’s affection for his new family allows Zoë to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simon’s villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zoë learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mother’s and her own sense of wellbeing, Zoë must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.

About the Author

Anita Brookner is the author of twenty beautifully crafted novels, including Falling Slowly, Undue Influence, and Hotel du Lac, which won the Booker Prize. An international authority on eighteenth-century painting, she became the first female Slade Professor at Cambride University. She lives in London.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400033010
Publisher:
Vintage Contemporaries
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Author:
Anita Brookner
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
British
Subject:
London
Subject:
Nice
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020409
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Product details 208 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400033010 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Newly liberated by her mother's sudden marriage and subsequent move to France, Zoe's freedom is cut short by the unexpected death of her stepfather and the mysteries surrounding his life, her mother's sudden illness, and her own struggle to come to terms with an uncertain future. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simon’s affection for his new family allows Zoë to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simon’s villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zoë learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mother’s and her own sense of wellbeing, Zoë must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.
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