The Believers

The Believers

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When New York radical lawyer, Joel Litvinoff falls gravely ill, his wife Audrey uncovers a secret that forces her to re-examine both her belief in him and her commitment to their forty-year marriage. Meanwhile, her ne'er-do-well adopted son, Lenny, is back on drugs again and her daughters, Karla and Rosa, are grappling with their own catastrophes and dilemmas. Rosa, a disillusioned revolutionary socialist, has found herself increasingly beguiled by the world of Orthodox Judaism; now she is being pressed to make a commitment and must decide if she is really ready to forsake all her cherished secular values for a Torah-observant life. Karla, an unhappily married hospital social worker and union activist, falls into a tumultuous affair with a conservative shop-keeper: can she really love a man whose politics she reviles? And how to choose between a life of duty and principle and her own happiness?
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  • CD-Audio
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141808381
  • 9780141808383

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'Praise for Notes On A Scandal: 'Fascinating, brilliant, horribly addictive' Guardian 'Deliciously sinister' Daily Mail 'Brilliant, nasty, gripping' Zadie Smith, Observer'
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About Zoe Heller

Zoe Heller is the author of two previous novels, Everything You Know and Notes on a Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. She lives in New York.
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