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The Missing World A Novel

Margot Livesey

Picador

0312424701

9780312424701

Trade Paperback

336 Pages

$19.00

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What if—by a stroke of fortune—you could start afresh and 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 her ex-boyfriend Jonathan. What follows is an inverted love story: one man's desperate attempts to realize and rationalize a lie, and a woman's harrowing attempts to recognize the truth.

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Praise for The Missing World

"This is intelligent fiction, vigorous both in its observation of human foible and in its speculation on the role that memory plays in underwriting our sense of choice and direction in our lives."—The New York Times Book Review

"Delicate and terrifying . . . a modern-day Rebecca."—The Boston Globe

"The sort of old-fashioned tale that Maugham would have admired—its thrills are understated, delicious, and not to be missed . . . [Livesey's] style recalls the early, best Hitchcock, as evil unfolds in the most commonplace of circumstances."—The Washington Post Book World

"A page-turner: suspenseful, crisp, beautifully crafted . . . Livesey is a riveting storyteller as masterful as Patricia Highsmith or Ruth Rendell."—The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
"Darkly humorous . . . a Shakespearean comedy with Murdochian overtones."—The New Yorker

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Margot Livesey was born in Scotland, and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a writer in residence at Emerson College.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Margot Livesey

  • Margot Livesey was born in Scotland, and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a writer in residence at Emerson College.
  • Margot Livesey
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