Ozick is a literary treasure. In her sixth novel, she retraces Henry James’ The Ambassadors and delivers a brilliant, utterly new
At the center of the story is Bea
Nightingale, a divorced schoolteacher whose life has been on hold during the
many years since her brief marriage. When her estranged, difficult brother asks
her to travel to Europe to retrieve a nephew she barely knows, she becomes
entangled in the lives of his family.
Over the course of a few months she
travels from New York to Paris to Hollywood, aiding and abetting her nephew and
niece while waging a war of letters with her brother—and finally facing her
ex-husband to shake off his lingering sneers from decades past. As she
inadvertently wreaks havoc in their lives, every one of them is irrevocably
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