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The winner of the prestigious Booker Award explores the conflicting demands of conscience and ...
The winner of the prestigious Booker Award explores the conflicting demands of conscience and design, in a novel about the effort to change one's life before it's too late. "Both an education and a delight."--The Washington Post Book World.
"A narrative of subtleties and nuances, reminiscent of the narratives of the later Henry James." --The Toronto Star
"Elegant...Her poetry of forlornness is stronger and stranger than ever. Brightness falls from the air everywhere in this novel." --Hermione Lee, The New Yorker
From the Hardcover edition.