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The Emperor's Children ( Vintage Contemporaries) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Claire Messud
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Three college buddies, Marina, Danielle, and Julian, are nearing 30, and their dreams of artistic and intellectual success have not panned out. Their lives increasingly revolve around Marina's wealthy father, Murray, the embodiment of what they are striving to be: talented, witty, and well-heeled. Into the mix come two interlopers, Ludovic and Bootie, both intent on crashing the New York scene, and as the collective ambitions clash, the sparks begin to fly. Claire Messud, in her fourth novel, has skillfully captured a New York social scene caught somewhere between the rarified elite and the starving artist.
Three friends on the verge of their thirties--beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite; Danielle, a quiet TV producer; and Julius, a freelance writer--make their way through New York City, until Marina's idealistic cousin, Bootie, arrives to complicate their lives.
Number of Pages: 478
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: Claire Messud
Street Date: June 26, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1429