Making his way through the seamy theatre world of 1970s New York, ambitious young actor Edward Day finds his life changed during a weekend at the Jersey Shore, where he seduces a beautiful woman and is saved from drowning by a mysterious man who eerily shares his physical appearance.
|Publisher||Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2009|
New Yorker Lucy Stark works for a bestselling, but untalented, author. When he dies at a villa in Tuscany, Lucy travels to Italy to settle his affairs. There she experiences secrets, mysteries, and even romance.
Manon Gaudet is unhappily married to the owner of a Louisiana sugar plantation. Whilst she misses her family in New Orleons, she most wants to be free of her domestic situation. A suffocating tension exists which revolves around Srah, a slave girl given to Manon as a wedding present. Orange/Baileys Prize.