Named to Buzzfeed's list of "5 Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads of 2018"
"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."EW
"Macy skewers power parents in this entertaining, sharp-eyed portrayal of privilege and it's price" -People Magazine
In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture.
Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa's single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert.
When Gwen's husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa's past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium.
Macy has written a modern-day HOUSE OF MIRTH, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, MRS marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st Century.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Caitlin Macy is the author of The Fundamentals of Play and Spoiled. A graduate of Yale, she received her MFA from Columbia. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and Slate, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is over-hyped and poorly written. The perspective sometimes changes mid-sentence and there is a weird sentence structure using commas that makes it difficult to read. Do not recommend.
Really hard to read and boring. Very scattered. Strange sentence structure.
One of the worst book I read.
Heartfelt well written characters & words
Mrs. was a solid slow burn for me as a reader - while I wasn't sure in the beginning if I was going to be able to get thoroughly into it or not, I am happy to say, it turned out to be a book I enjoyed quite a bit in the end. Caitlin Macy writes very distinctively - in this story, especially in the beginning, the story simply dips into the lives of the various women in a loosely affiliated Upper East Side community. All of the women come from wealthy, influential homes, and all the women share the distinction of having their children attend the same highly sought after preschool. Beyond that, all of the women are vastly different, although the parallels and intersects of their lives are continuous. As a reader, it took me awhile to catch the flow of this book, and to get into the story. Partly because of the movement between characters and jumps in the timeline. But I am sincerely happy to have stuck with it, as Caitlin did masterful work of weaving seemingly individual threads together into one complete storyline. I found myself flying through the last few chapters to see how the story ended - and for me, it ended in a wildly dramatic and satisfactory way. This is a great read for those who love a slow burn character drama.