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By Penelope Fitzgerald

Short-listed for the Booker Prize

“Fitzgerald was once the writer of a number of narrow, excellent novels. The Blue Flower and The starting of Spring either had me abuzz for days the 1st time I learn them. She used to be apparently perfect.”— Teju Cole, writer of Open City

“Writing so distinct and lilting it might probably make you shiver.” — Los Angeles Times

March 1913. Moscow is stirring herself to fulfill the start of spring. English painter Frank Reid returns from paintings one evening to discover that his spouse has long past away; nobody is familiar with the place or why, or no matter if she’ll ever get back. All Frank is familiar with evidently is that he's now by myself and needs to locate an individual to deal with his 3 younger children.

Into Frank’s lifestyles comes Lisa Ivanovna, a quiet, calming good looks from the rustic, untroubled to the purpose of seeming easy. yet is she? And why has Frank’s bookkeeper, Selwyn Crane, long gone to such lengths to carry those together?

This re-creation positive aspects an creation through Andrew Miller, writer of Pure, in addition to new disguise art.

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