Louisa and Clem: two sisters who love each other more the further they move apart
Louisa Jardine is the elder one, the conscientious student, precise and careful, who yearns for a good marriage, a career, a family. Clem, the archetypal younger sibling, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her.
Alternating between their voices, I See You Everywhere opens when the sisters are in their early twenties and unfolds through their lives in a vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is 'like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching.'
Alive with the same sensual detail and riveting characterisation that marks Julia Glass's previous novels, I See You Everywhere is a powerful and moving double portrait that reveals the very nature of sisterhood.
'A wonderfully vivid, truthful novel' The Times
'Rich, intricate and alive with emotion ... An honest portrait of sister-love and sister-hate' New York Times Book Review
'The best novels entrance us by showing what is missed in life as much as by what is discovered; this is one' Daily Telegraphshow more