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New Meetup: Cambridge Meetup:The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

From: Lisa/vetchick
Sent on: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 7:04 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for 20ish & 30ish Boston Book Club!

What: Cambridge Meetup:The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

When: October 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: We're back on track for 3 week intervals and this one is straight from the polls.

4- The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

Copied from: http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=030726419x
Publisher Comments:
From a writer "of near-miraculous perfection" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Emperor's Children is a dazzling, masterful novel about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way ? and not ? in New York City.

There is beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite ? an "It" girl finishing her first book; the daughter of Murray Thwaite, celebrated intellectual and journalist ? and her two closest friends from Brown, Danielle, a quietly appealing television producer, and Julius, a cash-strapped freelance critic. The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray's nephew, Frederick "Bootie" Tubb, an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark, comes to town. As the skies darken, it is Bootie's unexpected decisions ? and their stunning, heartbreaking outcome ? that will change each of their lives forever.

A richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune ? of innocence and experience, seduction and self-invention; of ambition, including literary ambition; of glamour, disaster, and promise ? The Emperor's Children is a tour de force that brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment.

Location to be determined :-) We'll probably have to head back inside, so am limiting our numbers to 20 again. Please be considerate of your fellow interested readers and keep your RSVPs updated and accurate:-)

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/797/calendar/8720384/

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