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    The Woman Upstairs (Virago Press) (Paperback) By (author) Claire Messud

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    DescriptionNora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her art, which she makes alone, unseen. One day Reza Shahid appears in her classroom: eight years old, a perfect, beautiful boy. Reza's father has a fellowship at Harvard and his mother is a glamorous and successful installation artist. Nora is admitted into their charmed circle, and everything is transformed. Or so she believes. Liberation from her old life is not quite what it seems, and she is about to suffer a betrayal more monstrous than anything she could have imagined.


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    Title
    The Woman Upstairs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire Messud
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844087334
    ISBN 10: 1844087336
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    02 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Claire Messud was born in 1966 and was educated at Yale and at Cambridge. She is the author of three novels including The Emperor's Children, a New York Times bestseller, and two novellas. She lives in Boston with her husband and their two children.
    Review quote
    Messud is a breathtaking writer ... a beautiful - and beautifully sustained - howl of fresh, fierce, furious rage. Independent on Sunday Comedy, pathos, sadness: nothing seems beyond her. Her new book has all this-and more. The Woman Upstairs is not a pretty read, but that is precisely what makes it so hard to put down. The Economist Messud's prose is a delight ... addictive, memorable, intense -- Lionel Shriver Financial Times This is a faultless, suspenseful novel Mail on Sunday An unnerving portrait of obsession that makes you nervous about your mousiest of neighbours -- Lionel Shriver New Statesman