The Missing World

A Novel

Margot Livesey

Picador

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What if--by a 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 her ex-boyfriend Jonathan. What follows is a brilliant 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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"An enthralling novel . . . that makes you feel as well as think."--The New York Times

"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

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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The Missing World
A Novel
Margot Livesey

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
March 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312424701
ISBN10: 0312424701
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$19.00
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