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Homework

Homework

A Novel

Margot Livesey

Picador

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Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations. Livesey's debut novel Homework, now back in print, is a chilling portrait of jealousy and fear, devotion, and the wish to be loved.

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HOMEWORK

PART I
CHAPTER 1
It was the Saturday before Easter and all day the weather had been seesawing between winter and spring. As I approached the zoo the sun came out again. There was no sign of Stephen and Jenny...

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Praise for Homework

“Arresting...Homework skillfully infuses psychological fright into the ordinary routine of living.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“[An] artful narrative...rife with Hitchcockian suspense and a vivid re-creation of terror worthy of the master himself.” —Brett Singer, Los Angeles Times

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About the author

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey is the author of a story collection and several novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture. She lives and teaches in Massachusetts.

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