Alys, Always: A Novel (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14581366

From the author of Her, a suspenseful, assured literary debut that explores the dark side of desire and ambition through one woman's unlikely entry into an elite world and a destiny of her own design.

On a bitter winter's night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world entirely foreign to her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly forging a friendship with Alys’s carelessly charismatic daughter, Frances finds her own life takes a dramatic turn, propelling her from an anonymous existence as an assistant editor for the books section of a newspaper to the dizzying heights of literary society.

With her unforgettable protagonist, author Harriet Lane draws readers into a tightly paced tale that careens towards an audacious ending. Transfixing, insightful, and unsettling,Alys, Always drops us into the mind of an enigmatic young woman whose perspective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on the outside who would risk all to become part of it.

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ISBN 9781451673173
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 209
Publisher Date 2013-01-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Scribner
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.42 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Novel
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Lane, Harriet
Country of Origin United States

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